Eoin Morgan says England cricket team are prepared to take pay cuts

The white-ball captain is prepared to take pay cut to help the sport (PA Images)
The white-ball captain is prepared to take pay cut to help the sport (PA Images)
21:52pm, Thu 02 Apr 2020
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England's World Cup winning captain, Eoin Morgan, has said that he and his team-mates are willing to take pay-cuts if it helps reduce the impact of coronavirus on the sport.

When asked whether he would be prepared to take a cut in order to reduce the furloughing of some staff, he said: "I'm extremely willing to help where I know it is going to make a difference,

"In the extremely uncertain times at the moment where nobody seems to have any answers about the actual impact it will have on international cricket, English cricket, county cricket - I'm open to absolutely everything."

England's centrally-contracted players have not yet been formally asked to take a pay cut and Ben Stokes, man of the match from England's World Cup final, dismissed rumours that some players had refused to take pay cuts as 'utter lies'.

Other members of the team have already shown their support in the fight against coronavirus with Jos Buttler auctioning his World Cup winning shirt in aid of two hospitals and Joe Root announcing he would take up the role as patron of Sheffield Children's Hospital.

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