According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, England's centrally contracted players appear to have declined the offer to accept a temporary pay cut as part of the sport's efforts to combat the challenges set by the coronavirus pandemic.
ESPNcricinfo has gathered a copy of the letter written by Tom Harrison, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO, to Tony Irish, his counterpart at the Professional Cricketers' Association on March 29 regarding the matter.
While the ECB understood they could not compel the players to accept a pay cut, they had hoped they might volunteer one as a "gesture" in an unprecedented crisis. But, after receiving a less than enthusiastic response to the idea, in a media conference on March 31, Harrison said the ECB "are not seeking pay cuts from England players".
Harrison however mentioned in the letter that he would be willing to take at least a 25 per cent pay cut for 'at least three months'.