Somerset’s Fred Rumsey sowed the seeds of the Professional Cricketers’ Association in 1966, when £600 a year was the going rate for an England quick with five Tests to his name
“Now is the best time ever to be a professional cricketer in this country.” That is the view of Daryl Mitchell, chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
The PCA has been involved in the negotiations about the future of the English game and Mitchell says: “The PCA has worked tirelessly to ensure players are remunerated for their centre-stage role, meaning an extra £8 million per year to the players who feature in the Hundred [there will be 96 domestic male cricketers].”
Written by Vic Marks
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/apr/30/somerset-block-lords-fred-rumsey-jack-bannister under the title “The Spin | How Somerset put the block on Lord’s and its upstairs-downstairs approach”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.