English cricket could lose as much as 380 million pounds if the whole season is cleared out because of the Covid-19 pandemic, ECB Chief executive Tom Harrison has guaranteed.
The anticipated misfortune considers the universal just as residential games. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had a week ago suspended region season until July, with nine rounds deserted.
"We foresee that with no cricket this year – as the direst outcome imaginable for our arranging purposes – that could be as awful as 380 million. That would be the loss of 800 days of cricket over the entirety of our expert clubs and the ECB too," Harisson was cited as saying by the cricketer.com.
"On the off chance that you take the entirety of that income and put it in danger, that is the direct outcome imaginable for us this year. Irrefutably, for cricket, it is the most noteworthy budgetary test we've at any point confronted.
"Our capacity to relieve the potential budgetary effect requires us to attempt, where it's protected to do as such and with government support, fill that opening. We are gazing at a 100 million or more misfortune this year, whatever occurs," Harrison said.
The ECB has just made a 61 million pound salvage bundle for the 18 area sides and has been offering awards and advances to recreational clubs, affected by the episode.
"Income is an exceptionally critical issue which we've attempted to address as fast as conceivable through the boost bundle we've placed into the expert game," Harrison said.
"We came into 2020 in the best monetary express that region cricket had been in for a very long while, to be perfectly honest, and this has tossed that into some vulnerability. We will keep on working with the regions to ensure we get past this."
He likewise asserted that The Hundred, which has now been deferred to one year from now, was relied upon to make a benefit of 11 million pounds.
By- Suvarna Gupta