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Jon Walters wades into debate on footballers paying wages of other club staff

first_imgJON WALTERS has queried why there seems to be more pressure on footballers to give up significant portions of their salaries to help the poorer in society than there is on other rich individuals.He cited the areas of banking, airline owners and tax exiles as people who not only often earn more than footballers but also contribute less in terms of tax.8 Walters gave his thoughts on the matter in a series of tweets as he also listened and replied to some slightly differing views8888888 Credit: TwitterAt yesterday’s UK government briefing Health Secretary Matt Hancock specifically mentioned footballers as a group that ought to contribute as the economy continues to suffer massively due to the Covid-19 pandemic.He said: “Given the sacrifices many people are making, the first thing PL footballers can do is make a contribution.”There has been criticism for how some clubs such as Tottenham have reacted to the pandemic as they have so far opted to furlough some non-playing staff while still paying players in full.They have also chosen to impose a 20% pay reduction on all other non-playing staff.TOTTENHAM CRITICISMAdditionally, they have gone to the government seeking funds to pay staff through the Coronavirus job retention scheme.The moves have been blasted by former boss Harry Redknapp amongst others.It’s even believed other Premier League clubs feel chairman Daniel Levy’s actions have damaged the overall reputation of the league.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’Some other clubs have on the other hand decided to impose wage reductions on playing staff in order to ensure the wider staff can continue to be paid in full.European giants Juventus and Barcelona were applauded for the moves they made.The Italian champ’s squad agreed to freeze their wages for four months while Barcelona’s agreed to all take a 70% reduction.last_img read more

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Tamil Nadu to get its own flavour of powerplay

first_imgAugust 18, 2016 × India Cements, a patron of cricket and the original franchisee of Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings, is the title sponsor of the Tamil Nadu Premier League T20 tournament.This was announced on Thursday when MS Dhoni, former captain of the Indian cricket test team and the Chennai Super Kings, unveiled the TNPL trophy.Addressing the gathering on the occasion, N Srinivasan, President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, which is organising the TNPL, and Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of India Cements, said the “yellow shirt” (the cricketing colours of the Chennai Super Kings) will be back. The CSK is now serving a two-year ban from the IPL tournament.CSK was banned by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee, which had looked into allegations of match fixing and betting. “Unfortunately, we missed it (IPL) for one year. We may miss it for another year but the yellow shirt will be back,” Srinivasan said.The Eight competing teams are — Chepauk Super Gillies, Tuti Patriots, VB Thiruvalluvar Veerans, Karaikudi Kaalai, Lyca Kovai Kings, Madurai Super Giants, Dindigul Dragons, and Ruby Kanchi Warriors.The League will be a three-week-long series from the fourth week of August to mid-September. The matches will be played in Chennai, Tirunelveli and Natham.According to Dhoni, a tournament like TNPL promotes cricket, and will take cricket to a lot of cities that are not used to watching big games. It will act as a motivational booster for all youngsters. With tournaments like T20, people are always on the look out for talent where they can prove themselves, he said. Published on SHARE MS Dhoni, flanked by N Srinivasan (left), TNCA President, and PS Raman,Chairman, Governing Council of TNPL, in Chennai on Thursday BIJOY GHOSH SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS Tamil Nadu MS Dhoni, flanked by N Srinivasan (left), TNCA President, and PS Raman,Chairman, Governing Council of TNPL, in Chennai on Thursday BIJOY GHOSH COMMENT 0 cricketlast_img read more

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