BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers – The Board of Control for Cricket in India will be forming a committee in order to take a call compensating domestic cricketers for the loss of income, due to cancellation of domestic tournaments. The meeting, which completed around 5 pm on Sunday, adopted resolutions.
Another important decision which taken in the decision was to contribute Rs 2.5 crore towards preparations of Indian athletes for the Olympics while another Rs 7.5 crore will be given for marketing and promotion going into the Tokyo Olympics.
For the last two years, as the world is facing a pandemic, many domestic events were cancelled. On avergae, an active domestic cricketer in India earns Rs 20 Lakh a year. BCCI will now form a committee to take a call on the compensating domestic cricketers.
“The BCCI office-bearers have been authorized to form the panel and they will come with proposals,” a BCCI member, who attended the meeting, told Cricbuzz.
Earlier, V.Koushik who plays for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy told InsideSport, “We have lost so much of cricket due to the pandemic and it has affected many financially. I am fortunate that I have a government job but still, it has taken a toll on players like me with no IPL contract.”
- With the COVID-19 pandemic paralyzing the Indian domestic cricket season, many players and state associations demanded compensation for the lost cricket as many players depend on the payment to survive.
- While a decision on the players’ compensation was expected on Saturday’s SGM, when Haryana Cricket Association raised the issue, it was shot down by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and Vice President Rajeev Shukla according to the information available with InsideSport.co
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Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments confirmed that the Apex Council decided to financially support the athletes going into the last stage of preparations for the showpiece event and also help in promotion and marketing.
“The Apex Council met today and decided that while Rs 2.5 crore will be given for the athletes’ preparations, another Rs 7.5 crore will be used for marketing and promotional activities,” the source said.
The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on Friday sanctioned javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and wrestler Vinesh Phogat’s proposal to train in their respective locations in Europe till July 25, before they leave for Tokyo to compete in the Olympic Games.