The entire world is now fighting against one common enemy – that is coronavirus. This virus is strong enough to kill a human being. As of now, no proper medication is there for this virus. Researchers are busy finding a vaccine for COVID-19. This situation has led to the cancelation of many cricket tournaments. Tournaments have either been postponed or canceled. One of the major cricket event Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 was set to start from 29th March. But after the coronavirus outbreak, the tournament has been postponed till the 15th of April. India is currently under 21 days of lockdown. But things have not improved as far as coronavirus is concerned. So IPL 2020 is all set to be postponed for an indefinite period. As per a report in Times of India, IPL 2020 will not be canceled as it will lead to a huge financial loss of INR 3000 crore for the BCCI. The board is looking at alternative options right now. Once normalcy returns, the final decision will be taken in this regard.
As coronavirus has struck the cricket world, the game is suffering financially as back to back series have been put on hold. Many cricket boards are losing money. Some of them have been forced to unwilling to cut their player’s salaries. One such example is USA cricket. As per a report published in cricbuzz, due to COVID-19, the USA cricket board has decided to slash contracted player’s salaries by a whopping 50%.
A tri-nation series between the USA, UAE, and Scotland was supposed to start from the first week of this month. But COVID-19 has put the series on hold. USA cricket team’s Netherlands tour in June also looks uncertain. In this situation, cricket boards across the world are bleeding financially.
Cricket is gradually making inroads in the USA. In a historical move, for the first time, the USA cricked given contracts to their national players, with an average salary of $70,000 and the highest being a massive $90,000. By associate standards, this is a huge amount of money that is given to the cricketers. But with COVI-19 creating a pandemic situation across the globe, USA cricketers must be feeling unlucky as they might lose a lot of money.