England Cricket Board on the verge of suffering from £380m loss

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Manchester: The Chief Executive of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Tom Harrison, revealed that the cricket board will suffer a loss of £380m following no professional cricket until July 1 due to prevailing COVID-19. 

According to details, Harrison met the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport committee to discuss the current situation related to cricket in the country.

Speaking to MPs, Harrison added that 800 days of cricket could be lost by all professional clubs and the ECB. “We anticipate, with no cricket this year, a worst-case scenario could be as bad as £380m,” he said.

“With a following wind, hopefully we will be able to play a significant number of Test matches this summer, which will helps us mitigate those financial losses that we are facing at the moment,” he added.

England are due to play West Indies and Pakistan this summer, with Ireland and Australia also originally pencilled in for one-day tours.

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