With the coronavirus pandemic bringing a halt to all activities - not just the United Kingdom, but the world as a whole has taken a financial hit. In order to aid the situation, county cricket side Yorkshire on Friday announced that their staff has agreed up to 20 per cent pay cut in their salaries. <p></p> <p></p>"The Yorkshire County cricket club''s employees have agreed up to 20 per cent in salary reductions due to the impact of COVID-19," the club said in a statement on their official website. <p></p> <p></p>"These reductions, which will come into force from 1st June, will affect players and staff across the club, Yorkshire Cricket Board, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Pro Coach," it added. <p></p> <p></p>Mark Arthur, club Chief Executive said: "We do not take decisions such as these lightly, but now is the time to take drastic steps. <p></p> <p></p>"The staff and players were consulted earlier this week and their reaction to the news has been fantastic. Although these are unprecedented times, as a collective we are doing everything that we can to steer Yorkshire Cricket through these uncharted waters. <p></p> <p></p>"Our focus as custodians of this great club is to ensure that we guide it through such challenges, and we acknowledge the sacrifices that are required to achieve this. <p></p> <p></p>"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their patience and considerable understanding. <p></p> <p></p>"We are in regular contact with the England and Wales Cricket Board who are working hard to find ways of staging cricket in a safe environment this summer. When we receive confirmation of what the cricket schedule will look like, we will be in contact with Members and ticket buyers." <p></p> <p></p>All professional cricketing activities in England and Wales remain suspended till July 1 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.