England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Tom Harrison has volunteered to take a 25 per cent pay cut while some staff will be asked to consent to a furlough period.
With the coronavirus pandemic putting cricket in this country on lockdown until at least May 28 and fears heightening that the entire summer schedule could be lost, the ECB announced a number of measures to help lower costs and protect jobs.
Other measures include consulting with employees regarding a lowering of salaries for two months from April 1, varying from 10 to 25 per cent depending on their job grade while the executive management team and board will take a 20 per cent cut in wages.
"Cricket is facing the biggest challenge it has encountered in the modern era, and I am acutely aware of the hardships many across the cricket family are facing both on a personal and professional level," Harrison said.
"I am extremely proud of the brilliant and passionate people who work at the ECB and their dedication during this crisis. But the challenge we are facing - not only in our sport but across the whole country - is exceptional and I know most organisations are having to make tough decisions.
"That being said, I am confident that through careful planning and by working together as a sport, we can get through this and see our wonderful sport and its communities thrive again in the very near future."