West Indies cricketers will eventually get their salaries. This was revealed by Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave who said the board is now processing payments for International matches that were due to them.
He said it has been difficult and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation has not made it any better but we are taking steps in the right direction when it comes to the finances.
“We are at the moment processing payments for our women and men international players. The women cricketers will be getting their payments over the next couple of days for the Twent20 (T20) World Cup, while the men will be getting their fees for the Ireland and Sri Lanka tour. This will mean we are up to date with payments for our international cricketers,” said Grave.
Grave added that there are still funds outstanding and this is for regional players who participated in the West Indies championships but this will be done soon.
He also said that organizing finances have been difficult during this period of COVID-19 pandemic for CWI, “but we are doing our best to get to those players.”
“We owe them their match fees for the January, February and March period, We are trying our best to work through this difficult time,” Grave said.
West Indies cricket has taken a financial hit over the past years due to unprofitable home tours.