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Middlesex Cricket failed to pay pension contributions to players

EXCLUSIVE: Middlesex Cricket failed to pay pensions to players but vow to put it right by giving past and present employees full reimbursements within weeks after putting money aside

  • Middlesex have admitted to a historic failure to pay pension contributions
  • The shortfall came to light after players and staff were asked to take pay cuts
  • Middlesex have vowed to remunerate their players fully within coming weeks 

Middlesex have vowed to remunerate their players fully within weeks after admitting a historic failure to pay pension contributions.

Sportsmail understands the mass shortfalls only came to light following a request from the club for its staff to take pay cuts as a measure to offset the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic — a practice common across the county game over the past 12 months.

As the issue stretches back years, it has led to former players in addition to the current squad checking their pay packets — although the club hierarchy insist it will not impact significantly on Middlesex’s financial health.

Middlesex have admitted to a historic failure to pay pension contributions

‘Middlesex Cricket has uncovered a long-running administrative error relating to its payment of pension contributions on behalf of its employees,’ read a joint statement between the club and the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

‘This is entirely the responsibility of the club and a process is in place to correct this anomaly and ensure that all affected employees, past and present will be reimbursed in full.

‘Middlesex expects to complete the process of paying all overdue pension contributions over the next few weeks and the club has set aside money to cover this cost.’

Sportsmail understands the mass shortfalls only came to light following a request from the club for its staff to take pay cuts as a measure to offset the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic




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