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Issue of domestic wages back on BCCI menu
Monday 02 October 2017

Issue of domestic wages back on BCCI menu
The abruptly-concluded Finance Committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been rescheduled for October 6 in New Delhi. The main agenda of the meeting is to decide on the remuneration for the players in domestic cricket.
The last meeting on September 14 had ended without any decision following a few objections from Jyotiraditya Scindia. As the chairman of the committee, Scindia had a few points on the jurisdiction and autonomy of the committee. It was well known that he had stormed out of the meeting.
As result of the adjournment, a decision on the remuneration package for the domestic player could not be taken. BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry had tabled a few proposals for increase in the wages for the domestic, agegroup and women cricketers. The topic is back on table, as the main point of agenda for the October 6 meeting.
There is another important issue that the committee could deliberate upon. Hitherto, the state associations have not been paid for hosting a Twenty20 International match and there has, apparently, been a demand for it. The state units are compensated only for hosting Tests (Rs 2.5 crore per game) and ODIs (Rs 1.5 crore).
The CoA has asked the finance committee to apply its collective mind and come out with a recommendation on how much the state association should be paid for a Twenty20 International, or they should be paid at all.
This season, there are nine Twenty20 Internationals (three each against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka) the first of which is in Ranchi on October 7. There is a suggestion that just as they are paid for an ODI, the states should be sanctioned a hosting fee of Rs 1.5 crore per a T20I game as well.
The main point of interest this time will again be Scindia – whether he will attend and what will be his arguments as the agenda for the meeting was set by the CoA. A BCCI source has said that the young Congress leader will attend the meeting.

The abruptly-concluded Finance Committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been rescheduled for October 6 in New Delhi. The main agenda of the meeting is to decide on the remuneration for the players in domestic cricket.

The last meeting on September 14 had ended without any decision following a few objections from Jyotiraditya Scindia. As the chairman of the committee, Scindia had a few points on the jurisdiction and autonomy of the committee. It was well known that he had stormed out of the meeting.

As result of the adjournment, a decision on the remuneration package for the domestic player could not be taken. BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry had tabled a few proposals for increase in the wages for the domestic, agegroup and women cricketers. The topic is back on table, as the main point of agenda for the October 6 meeting.

There is another important issue that the committee could deliberate upon. Hitherto, the state associations have not been paid for hosting a Twenty20 International match and there has, apparently, been a demand for it. The state units are compensated only for hosting Tests (Rs 2.5 crore per game) and ODIs (Rs 1.5 crore).

The CoA has asked the finance committee to apply its collective mind and come out with a recommendation on how much the state association should be paid for a Twenty20 International, or they should be paid at all.

This season, there are nine Twenty20 Internationals (three each against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka) the first of which is in Ranchi on October 7. There is a suggestion that just as they are paid for an ODI, the states should be sanctioned a hosting fee of Rs 1.5 crore per a T20I game as well.

The main point of interest this time will again be Scindia – whether he will attend and what will be his arguments as the agenda for the meeting was set by the CoA. A BCCI source has said that the young Congress leader will attend the meeting.

(Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror)

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