Finances 2021: Cricket to get ‘vital slice’ of £300m package deal to assist sports activities


The ECB said in September 2020 that the game could lose over £100m, and potentially up to £200m

English cricket will receive a “significant chunk” of a new £300m summer sports recovery package.

Tennis and horse racing are also set to benefit when UK chancellor Rishi Sunak presents his Budget on Wednesday.

“There’s nothing that says summer more than watching your favourite team,” said Sunak.

“I can’t wait for sports grounds to be filled with fans with atmosphere again – this £300m cash boost will help make that a reality.”

Details of how the cash will be distributed, how organisations can apply and timeframes, are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

This will only benefit sports in England, with a total of £57m of separate funding to be provided for the Scottish government (£29m), Welsh government (£18m) and Northern Ireland executive (£10m).

The financial boost comes after an initial £300m was made available last November for certain sports in what was called Winter…