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Off-Topic => In The Hut => Topic started by: essexfan548 on September 15, 2020, 05:30:12 PM

Title: ECB cut 62 staff
Post by: essexfan548 on September 15, 2020, 05:30:12 PM
"The England and Wales Cricket Board is to cut 62 jobs as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement from chief executive Tom Harrison said the game will lose more than 100m this year, a figure which could rise to 200m next year.

Proposals to reduce costs include a 20% cut of the workforce budget, with every part of the ECB affected.

"Seven months ago, sharing a message of this nature was unthinkable," said Harrison.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Harrison had warned of losses in excess of 300m."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54161886

How many staff do they have?
Title: Re: ECB cut 62 staff
Post by: LeedsExile on September 15, 2020, 05:40:33 PM
I do not understand quite why they claim to have lost so much money. All of the men's international cricket has been played, so the tv money is secure. The ECB have been rather good at frittering away their resources long before covid happened.
Title: Re: ECB cut 62 staff
Post by: nat on September 15, 2020, 05:54:45 PM
I do not understand quite why they claim to have lost so much money. All of the men's international cricket has been played, so the tv money is secure. The ECB have been rather good at frittering away their resources long before covid happened.

Two words...
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The Hundred.

The only pity is that the CEO isn't going as well. The ECB has got bloated on easy TV money. Lots of non jobs which won't be missed.
Title: Re: ECB cut 62 staff
Post by: smandlej on September 15, 2020, 06:27:23 PM
"The England and Wales Cricket Board is to cut 62 jobs as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pity it didn't include Harrison.

Lynda and Steve