EXCLUSIVE: Middlesex Cricket has not paid the pensions to players but pledges to rectify it by giving past and current employees full benefits within weeks of putting money aside
- Middlesex has admitted that he has not paid any pension contributions in the past
- The shortage came to light after players and staff were asked to implement pay cuts
- Middlesex has vowed to fully compensate their players for the next few weeks
Middlesex has vowed to fully reimburse their players within weeks of admitting a historic failure to pay retirement premiums.
Sportsmail understands that the massive shortages only came to light after a request from the club to staff to take pay cuts as a measure to offset the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic – a practice common throughout the district for the past 12 months used to be.
As the problem dates back years, it has resulted in former players checking their pay packages alongside the current squad – although the club hierarchy insists this will not significantly impact Middlesex’s financial health.
Middlesex has admitted that he has not paid any pension contributions in the past
“Middlesex Cricket has uncovered a long-running clerical error involving the payment of retirement contributions on behalf of its employees,” read a joint statement from the club and the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
This is entirely the responsibility of the club and there is a process in place to correct this anomaly and ensure that all employees involved, past and present, are fully compensated.
“Middlesex expects to complete the process of paying all pension premium arrears in the coming weeks and the club has set aside money to cover these costs.”
Sportsmail understands that the massive shortages only came to light after a request from the club to staff to take pay cuts as a measure to offset the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic