Germany’s ice hockey slides on thin ice. The DEL season was canceled on March 10 due to the corona pandemic. It is in the stars whether the new season will start on September 18 as planned.
B.Z. was exclusively informed that the league had drawn up a catalog of measures to save the 14 clubs and to carry out a license check from May 24th.
Key point: The players of all clubs should forego a lot of money.
The details: Approval of short-time work allowance or reduction of salaries to 2900 euros net by the start of the season. If the next season is scheduled to run with 26 home games, this amount will later be increased to 75 percent of the salary.
At the start of the game on September 18, the pros waived 25 percent of their salary. Contract negotiations with players from other DEL clubs and transfers are until 30.6. stopped. The club bosses should now discuss this with the professionals.
But: Do sports directors, managers, coaches, managing directors also waive? Do they get just € 2900 before the start and then a 25 percent cut in salaries – like the professionals? There are no statements in the catalog of measures …
DEL Managing Director Gernot Tripcke (52): “I will forego significant parts of my salary in the coming season. Solidarity is required. It won’t just affect the players. “