West Indies Captain Jason Holder is calling on cricket’s world governing body the ICC to review the policy of how they distribute revenues in the world game.
Unde The current model all revenues earned from a test series goes to the home team whose only obligation to the visiting team is hotel accommodation and ground transportation.
The so called big three in India, Australia and England with vast television contracts and superior crowd support rake in big bucks from home series while the other countries at best break even after spending huge sums to host their home series.
Holder is urging the ICC to step in and make for a more even playing field as it’s hurting world cricket.
The lanky Bajan says his interest in the matter goes beyond just the leader of one of the smaller test playing countries, but from a personal standpoint as a player.
That’s West Indies Captain Jason Holder.
Holder is also calling on England to tour the Caribbean before the end of the year in return for the West Indies agreeing to visit England at the height of COVID 19.
Holder says Cricket West Indies is in a bad way financially and a tour by England would bring much needed revenue.
The ECB certainly owe a debt of gratitude to the West Indies for agreeing to tour with each test worth around 20 million pounds and potential overall losses of 280 million pounds if the summer was lost.