BCCI for fee raise to domestic players, selectors too place demand

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The BCCI announced on Thursday that the board is working on a plan to ensure that domestic players of all age-groups get a substantial pay hike. Meanwhile, the national selectors – both junior and senior – have also requested the parent body to revise their salaries.The BCCI acting president CK Khanna said that the board is mulling over the percentage pay for the domestic cricketers be raised from the current 13 percent. The last revision in the pay structure was done way back in 2007.

The BCCI acting president CK Khanna said that the board is mulling over the percentage pay for the domestic cricketers be raised from the current 13 percent. The last revision in the pay structure was done way back in 2007.

“The domestic players’ pay structure needs to be reviewed. In my opinion, a minimum 50 per cent increase is a must. I have had discussions with our treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary and he is working out the modalities,” Khanna told PTI today during an interaction.

“I believe that our team can put up a nice proposal before the general body, which is the forum which can clear policy decisions,” acting president added.

However, as per reports, BCCI has also received a proposal by a member associated with the junior selection panel.Currently, the senior national selection committee members get Rs 60 lakh per season while the junior panel members receive Rs 40 lakh per annum.

Currently, the senior national selection committee members get Rs 60 lakh per season while the junior panel members receive Rs 40 lakh per annum.

This has been the pay structure since 2012 and has not undergone revision since then.

“Yes, we have received multiple proposals with regards to revision of pay for national selectors. One of the points raised by a number of people is that chairman of both selection committees should get more than other members as the job profile carries more responsibility,” a BCCI official told PTI on Friday.

In fact, the official informed that one of the proposals stated that chairman of the senior selection committee should be remunerated to the tune of Rs 1.20 crore – exactly double of what they are currently getting.

The BCCI on the other hand probably will be more keen to give a 30 to 35 percent hike from what it is at present.

Currently, the match fee for a Ranji Trophy player is Rs 10,000 per day and he gets Rs 40,000 as match fee. However, a state team regularly earns around Rs 12 lakh per season as the player gets a percentage of broadcast rights earnings, which is given as a lumpsum amount at the end of the season.

The acting president, however, believes that the additional cost of a pay-hike for cricketers could be done through the money that is expected to be generated through IPL broadcast rights.

Some senior officials feel that the BCCI state units could earmark an amount from their annual grant of Rs 20 crore but Khanna feels otherwise.

“I don’t think state units should be burdened with pay hike of domestic players. There is a school of thought that extra financial outflow can be arranged from the additional income that IPL broadcast rights will generate,” the former DDCA top official said.

It is also learnt that proposals are being created for hike in per day fees of International umpires officiating domestic games, scorers, video analysts.

“The umpires, scorers, video analysts all had their fees last revised in 2012. They have been getting the same match fee for the past five seasons. The BCCI is also working on giving them appropriate hikes,” Khanna added.

 Various Old Pay Structure

1) Players

First-class, U-23: Rs 10,000 per match day (Since 2007)

U-19 and U-16 players: Rs 3000 per match day (Since 2007)

2) Umpires

Top Umpires and Ex-ICC Umpires: Rs 20,000/- (since 2012)

Revised proposal: Rs 30,000/-

All Other Umpires: Rs 15,000/- (since 2012)

Revised Proposal: Rs 25,000/-

3) All Match Referees: Rs 15,000/- (Since 2012)

Revised Proposals: Rs 25,000/-

4) All Scorers: Rs 5000/- (Since 2012)

Revised Proposals: Rs 10,000/-

5) Video Analyst (Senior): Rs 7500/-

Revised Proposals: Rs 12,000/-

Video Analyst (Junior): Rs 3000/-

Revised Proposal: Rs 8000/-.

 

 


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