Dane Vilas admits that losing his biggest payday ever of £ 125,000 from a Hundred draw is the kind of sacrifice he and other cricketers may have to make: ‘It’s a tough pill to swallow, but there are bigger problems.’
- Dane Vilas would receive a top contract of £ 125,000 in the Hundred draw
- He faces the uncertainty as to whether the same selection will continue for the delayed season
- The ECB is proposing a 20 percent cut in wages because of the deferred competition
Dane Vilas admits that losing his biggest payday ever is the kind of sacrifice he – and other cricketers – may have to make for the good of the game.
The 34-year-old Lancashire captain was one of 16 players to receive top-level contracts of £ 125,000 during last autumn’s Hundred draft, but is now unsure whether the same roster will be retained for the delayed first season.
“I went from financial best year ever, with a very nice contract, to nothing,” said Vilas, second choice for Manchester Originals.
Dane Vilas admits that losing his biggest payday ever is the kind of sacrifice he may have to make
“On that side, it’s hard, a hard pill to swallow, but there are bigger problems around the world – people have lost and will lose a lot more, so you can’t really look at yourself individually.
“In sports, it is never yours until it is in your account, or you have played the tournament and as players we must be responsible. If we want to take care of this game that has brought us so much, we need to make sure we save as much money as possible for the future. ‘
As Sports email Unveiled last week, the ECB proposes a 20% cut in wages for deferred competition – a saving of £ 2 million, offsetting deficits caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – if the original design is retained.
The ECB asks players to pay 20 percent of the pay cuts if the original hundred drawing is kept for 2021
In response, the Professional Cricketers ‘Association has gathered members’ opinions – but opinions are divided on what is fair, between honoring the eight fifteen squadrons, as the delay is not due to those involved, and avoid emerging players are blocked by an outdated cast list. For example, Tom Banton’s 2020 equivalent can be kept on the sidelines for another two years.
All contracts for this summer were canceled earlier this month under force majeure.
Players retain the 5 percent of their salaries they received in January – which comes down to £ 6,250 for the highest earners – but the ‘special conditions’ of the 100-ball-a-side tournament scheduled the remaining payments for July and August, the months in which the matches would be played.