Australia players won’t be greedy if asked to take a pay cut: Tim Paine

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Australian cricketers are not going to be “greedy” if they are asked for a pay cut as it is important that the game thrives well into the future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Test captain Tim Paine.

Upcoming T20 World Cup and India’s tour of Australia is in doubt due to the Coronavirus pandemic situation. Australian Cricket Association is talking to pay cut from the Australian players.

“Players need to know the absolute financial positions of the game and the players aren’t going to be greedy, So at the moment if a pay cut for us is on the cards and that keeps our game thriving well into the future, then that’s something we’ll certainly have to look at.” said by the Paine on ABC Radio.

if the Indian team fails to turn up for the bilateral series due to the global health crisis so then Australian cricket would suffer the 300 million dollars.

“I think commercially a lot of sponsors have been pretty hard hit and it’s obviously going to hit Cricket Australia at some stage then as well, I think there’s a bit of safeguarding towards the potential of India not coming (on a tour in December/January) which is worth something like 250 to 300 million dollars,” Paine said in a statement.

Australia’s borders are sealed till 30 September. “I haven’t just yet and I don’t want to be. I’m hoping that they get here, that would solve a lot of issues, I know there’s been some early talks with Cricket Australia and the government around the potential of what could be done, chartering planes and getting them in isolation when they get here to make sure that we can get India here. But apart from that, I’ve only heard a few things on the rumor mill about maybe New Zealand coming out and us going there.” Paine added.

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