The Professional Cricketers Association is the players’ representative body for county cricket

A dozen county players are being paid or offered terms below the national minimum wage, the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) says.

The PCA stated that six counties have used unapproved employment contracts in the past 12 months.

The players’ union says it is working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on the issue.

“It seems to me that some players are being exploited by their counties,” PCA chairman Daryl Mitchell said.