County cricketers will take reductions in their salaries during April and May.

They have also agreed to waive £1 million in prize money this year as part of a support package during the coronavirus crisis.

The County Championship was scheduled to start this weekend but the domestic season has been postponed until at least May 28 - and there is the expectations of further delays.

A collective player agreement has therefore been thrashed out between the Professional Cricketers’ Association, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the 18 first-class counties in a bid to protect the domestic game.

Under the agreement which covers the next two months, players will also agree to be furloughed if asked by their county, which cannot deduct wages further than what has been decided and should be in line with non-playing staff.