Consequent to the events around the world, Australia’s Cricket has decided to postpone the announcement of contracts by at least a month. Ideally, the announcement was planned in the month of March, but will not take place as scheduled, primarily due to financial instability advanced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Generally, these contracts run until June and would get announced in April. The board had planned, to initially, prepone it to the month of March. This way, they thought, there would be greater clarity. Even the ACA (Australian Cricketers’ Association) has acceded to the move.
Lanning, the captain of the women’s team told reports on Monday, 30th March that due to the uncertainty at the moment, it only makes sense that the event is postponed. She also remarked that communication between the ACA and CA was seamless and that at this point, it only meant a little bit of waiting.
The pandemic situation in Australia
In Australia’s, the COVID-19 hasn’t hit as hard as it has, India. Finding viable dates for the IPL 2020 only seems like a far shot for India, which is in the middle of a crisis, now. By the time the pandemic struck, the Big Bash League and other showstoppers had already performed, and Australia had played a couple of home ODIs against New Zealand, which is lost.
A pay cut is in the offing for CA executives in addition to the freeze, which has been accepted well by them.
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