Losing the entire summer would cost over £300m – News Block

Tom Harrison, chief executive of the ECB, has estimated that a full season without cricket will cost the game in England and Wales “well in excess of £300m”.

In a letter to PCA CEO Tony Irish seen by ESPNcricinfo, Harrison admitted that the ECB “has to reset our future plans across the game to ensure its long-term survival” amid the COVID-19 pandemic. , which threatens to end much of the English summer.

The ECB unveiled an initial support package of £61m on Tuesday night, aimed at ensuring that both professional and recreational cricket can withstand the impact of the ongoing crisis. But with their reserves worth £11m in 2018-19 down from £73m in 2015-16, the potential cost of a cricket-free season is a major concern.

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