An increase in the central retainership and match fees for women cricketers top the agenda as the BCCI’s Finance Committee will meet in the Capital on September 14. Better remunerations for the other domestic cricketers will also be up for discussions.
“Women’s cricket has been one of the topmost priorities for COA member Diana Edulji. Obviously, there could be some headway into how much money we can increase in central contract of the women players as well as whether we can widen the pool,” a BCCI official has been quoted by PTI as saying.
As the BCCI stands to make handsome gains from the IPL rights, a windfall is on the cards for each constituent of the board.
There is a seven point agenda for the meeting and topmost is to “take note of men/women players’ contracts (increase in retainership/match fees/tour fees)”.
“We have to work around the 13 percent share factoring in the revenue that will be earned from the broadcasting rights for India’s international matches (domestic and abroad). Obviously, there will be a decent hike,” the official said.
The meeting will be chaired by Finance committee head and senior Congressman Jyotiraditya Scindia.
The last in the seven-point agenda is to discuss the increased compensation for domestic players/players remuneration structure.
Another point will be the inclusion of new players in the central contract of BCCI. Also, the status of Gross Revenue Share (GRS) paid to players (international and domestic) will come up for discussion.
The committee will also take note of additions/deletions to the list of beneficiaries of the Gratis Scheme of BCCI. There will also be a discussion on distribution of money received for the ICC Test ranking award as well as the BCCI cash reward, besides taking note of the cash amount paid to differently-abled players.