Australian cricketers union launches fund to offer relief to suffering players

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In light of the financial calamity due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) has launched a fund of $250,000 to aid struggling members, Fox Sports reported on Wednesday.

According to details of the program, members experiencing financial uncertainty and other general issues will be offered relief.

The program is catered to former cricketers and female domestic cricketers, who need more than a playing contract.

"We’ve been trying to help where we can," ACA's General Manager Kelly Applebee said.

"We’ve worked hard over that time to bring together a framework around the support we can provide, as well as some significant resources."

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia have already begun taking cost-cutting measures in a bid to brace for the financial impact. 

Australian cricketers union launches fund to offer relief to players