English Premier League clubs propose 30 percent cut in player salaries

Under pressure to get everyone behind cost-cutting measures during the current crisis, English Premier League clubs agreed to ask players to take a 30 percent cut in pay.

The Premier League said the cuts were proposed in order to "protect employment throughout the professional game" and the cuts, which will come in the form of conditional pay reductions and pay deferrals, will be presented to the players at a meeting with the Professional Footballers' Association on Saturday. (PFA boss Gordon Taylor's position has been that his players will take deferrals, but no outright cuts.)

The Premier League agreed to advance more than $150 million to the Football League (three lower tiers) and National League (top three non-league tiers) and give almost $25 million toward the National Health Service.
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