Tuesday, 3 September: England's Fast bowler Jofra Archer is set for a massive pay rise next month when he will become one of the highest-paid English cricketers.
The Times reported that the star bowler will be awarded a central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) worth about £1 million (NZ$1.91m) on top of the £800,000 (NZ$1.53m) he already receives for his IPL deal with Rajasthan Royals.
The 24-year-old will be handed test and limited over contracts in early October after his feats during the Ashes series and July's Cricket World Cup.
A new five-year broadcast deal kicks in next year that will boost test contracts from £475,000 to £650,000 and white-ball contracts from £170,000 to £250,000, meaning players such as Archer and Ben Stokes, who play all formats, will top £1 million, The Times reported.
Jofra will still be able to play next year's IPL because England does not start their summer fixtures until June 4 with a test against the West Indies, his country of birth.
The fourth Ashes test begins on Wednesday with the five-match test series tied up at 1-1.