AzB Silver Member
Quarantine hotels .I feel it's like unpaid internships, or college athletes. With broadcast rights, advertising etc, somebody is making money of their efforts, but the players aren't getting paid for it.
Least WST could do is get them a free hotel (they can negotiate good rates) and round trip ticket, so that if you draw Ronnie in the first round you're not looking to donate blood to pay for the trip home.
There's not a lot of hotel rooms here in the UK because if you enter the country without checking the ever changing covid rules ( the latest change came into effect at 4am the other day ) you've got to isolate in a hotel and pay your own expenses and the hotel has to do social distancing rules so less rooms are available but maybe the players could do it like the old days and put money in a kitty to pay a driver and fuel expenses and sleep in the car to and from events . '
Earl 'The Pearl' Strickland is currently holed up in a hotel and out of the Mosconi Cup for not satisfying UK covid rules but hopefully Team USA can contribute to his expenses .