England stars Heather Knight, Sophia Dunkley to volunteer with the NHS
England’s women stars Heather Knight and Sophia Dunkley have agreed to volunteer with the National Health Services (NHS) in providing relief materials to those severely affected by the coronavirus.
“All the players felt like it was the right response in the current climate to take a pay cut in line with what our support staff are taking,” said England women’s captain Heather Knight.
We know how the current situation is affecting the game and we want to help as much as we can. We will be discussing with the ECB further ways we can help the game in the coming weeks.”
The centrally contracted English female and male cricketers have opted to take a pay cut amid the global crisis, which has put the brakes on live sporting action across the globe.
The Covid-19 pandemic has threatened to obstruct the beginning of the English cricket summer. A pay cut would partially help ease the load of finances required to stage a season, given the current state of inactivity.
The female cricketers have opted to take a three-month pay reduction while the men have announced a donation of 500,000 GBP to the board and select charitable causes.