Do you know how much each West Indies cricketer will make as bonus if they create history in England by winning the first series after 1988. The Cricket West Indies is currently struggling with its finances and that reflects in the bonus they have agreed to pay their players if they win the series against England team after a gap of 32 years. According to a report by UK’s Daily Mail, each West Indian cricketer will just make £1,600 to £1,875 (Rs. 1.51 Lac to 1.77 Lac) for winning the WISDEN Trophy once again.
The West Indies team has taken 1-0 lead in the 3 test series by registering thrilling 4 wicket victory in the Southampton test. But Jason Holder’s team will not earn any bonus for winning the first test match. The bonus for the West Indies cricketers will only come into play if they win the 3 match test series against the English team.
England vs West Indies LIVE : Cricket West Indies struggling with finances
According to their own admission Cricket West Indies (CWI) is currently in financial ICU. As reported by the InsideSport in the month of May, the West Indies cricket board does not have a broadcast contract in place, nor they have any other big source of revenue to back them. This has resulted in CWI going for temporary salary cuts up to 50% for their employees. Even the payments of match fees to the players were delayed for months.
Not only this such precarious was the situation for CWI that they had to raise loan of 3Mn from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the same was used to clear the contract payments to the players. According to some reports, even after this loan raise, domestic cricketers in the Caribbean is yet to be paid from the board.