Anil Kumble has got his dues cleared by the BCCI. The figure is estimated to be around Rs 1 Crore. The governing body diclosed this on its official website as part of a monthly exercise of publishing payments above Rs 25 lakh.
This marks a closure to Kumble’s acrimonious episode as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. The Board has claimed that as a part of “professional fees” for May and June Kumble has been paid approximately Rs 48.75 lakh each.
Kumble controversially quit two days after the Champions Trophy final loss against Pakistan in London in June, calling his partnership with captain Virat Kohli “untenable”.
Ravi Shastri replaced Kumble to make it to the national team as the new head coach till the 2019 World Cup. Shastri beat the likes of Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody for the high-profile job.
Ishant Sharma, who is not part of the current Test squad touring Sri Lanka, was paid Rs. 1.03 crore under two separate sub-heads – Rs 26,60,968 as “Taxable portion of ICC & BCCI Test Ranking prize money” and Rs 76,59,766 as “Share of gross revenue 2015-16 Tournament played outside India”.
KL Rahul, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron and Wriddhiman Saha are the other recipients to have their names appear in the list.
The prize money of Rs 45 lakh each was also released to the members of Indian women’s cricket team, which finished runner-up to England in the ICC World Cup final.
One-time benefit payment of Rs 35 lakh each was released to former India cricketers including Vivek Razdan, Sarandeep Singh, Salil Ankola, Reetinder Sodhi, Yograj Singh and Robin Singh.