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Coronavirus: Yorkshire County Cricket Club furloughs players

Coronavirus: Yorkshire County Cricket Club furloughs players

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 3:08pm 6th April 2020.

Yorkshire have become the first cricket club to furlough their players and staff in response to the coronavirus crisis.

  • Players and staff at Yorkshire County Cricket Club have been furloughed.  
  • The Director of Cricket at the club contacted all staff members and players on Friday night.  
  • The domestic cricket season has been delayed until the 28th May at least.

The decision comes after the majority of the Club’s non-playing staff were placed on furlough leave at the end of March in accordance with the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. 

Following a Board meeting on Friday, the Club took the decision to furlough all players and coaches.

Each player and member of staff in the cricket department were contacted individually by Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon on Friday night.  

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Speaking about the Club’s decision to furlough its players, Moxon said:

“First and foremost, there is a bigger picture than cricket and it is vitally important that people stay safe, stay healthy and support the NHS in any way possible. We are in the midst of a national crisis and cricket is secondary at this moment.

“From a Club point of view, we feel that these measures need to be taken to ensure as little damage as possible to the business. 

“The players are disappointed not to be playing as they have worked hard during the winter and have been excited about the season ahead. However, they are all fully understanding of the Club’s decision and we hope that the situation improves as quickly as possible to ensure that everyone can resume some kind of normality as soon as possible.”