London, September 15
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will make a 20 per cent discount in its workforce, which equates to the elimination 62 jobs, its CEO Tom Harrison stated in an announcement on Tuesday.
Harrison stated in a prolonged assertion put up on the ECB’s web site that the measures have been put in place to cope with the continued financial impression of the COVID-19 pandemic, which he stated might be “long-lasting”.
“Over recent weeks we have thoroughly reviewed the ECB’s structures and budgets in order to reduce central costs without compromising on our ambitions,” stated Harrison in his assertion. “We have now shared with colleagues our Board-approved proposals, which can generate important financial savings. Every a part of the ECB is affected by these adjustments, and these financial savings will solely be attainable by decreasing our headcount.
“These proposals include a 20 per cent reduction in our workforce budget, which will equate to the removal of 62 roles from our structure — a number which is largely made up of existing headcount and a small number of vacant positions. Additionally, we are also proposing further cost savings by changing a number of current posts into flexible working roles. ECB staff have been informed and a collective consultation will begin imminently.”
Harrison stated that the ECB is seeking to help staff who’ve been affected by the proposals. “Over the coming weeks we will be supporting our colleagues affected by these proposals as we seek to safeguard the future of our sport. We will share more news as this process progresses,” he stated. — IANS