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PCA to ensure every playing member benefits from the new broadcast deal.
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PCA Chairman Daryl Mitchell has outlined four non-negotiable principles in the ongoing negotiations with the ECB following the new broadcast agreement with Sky and the BBC for the period from 2020 to 2024.
Negotiations have begun on the England central contracts for the men and women’s teams as well as for domestic cricket through the County Partnership Agreement (CPA), which will dictate how much money each county will receive and rules over how it should be spent.
Mitchell has outlined four non-negotiable principles for the PCA in the domestic discussions as:
- Salary collar must rise
- Salary cap must rise
- Minimum wage must rise
- Every professional player, men and women, must benefit
With more money into the game than ever before, Mitchell expects a “fair share” of that revenue to be received by players and has released the following:
“You can’t have a situation where a huge amount more money comes into the game and the players do not benefit from it. We have made that very clear to the ECB and we are going to be very strong on this issue. It really is non-negotiable.
“Our four principles revolve around making sure all players receive their fair share of the new broadcast deal.
“We want to make sure that all 420 current playing members benefit from the new broadcast deal. That includes the England men and women players as well as county players. Not just those involved in the new competition and not just those on minimum wage, all our members should benefit.
“It is our job to champion the interests of professional cricketers in England and Wales and we will not sign off any deal unless these four elements come to fruition with players receiving a fair share.”