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Yorkshire place staff on leave

YORKSHIRE have become the first county to furlough their players and cricket staff in view of the coronavirus crisis.

With the domestic season delayed until at least May 28, discussions over pay reductions, deferrals and furlough options have been ongoing for some time with the 18 first-class counties and bosses from the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

The PCA had been hoping to announce a collective agreement but Yorkshire revealed the decision had been ratified by its board on Friday.

They said: ‘The club’s players and cricket staff have been placed on furlough leave until further notice. This decision comes after the majority of the club’s non-playing staff were placed on furlough leave at the end of March.’