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Rai writes to Scindia on fee revision
Thursday 23 November 2017

Rai writes to Scindia on fee revision
BCCI has been contemplating increasing the remuneration package for cricketers
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has written to Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) asking about the status of the wage revision for Indian cricketers. About a couple of weeks back, Vinod Rai, the head of the CoA, had written to the finance committee chairman inquiring about the plan to increase the match fee, retainer value and contract revenue for the players.
As is well known, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been contemplating increasing the remuneration package for cricketers - both international and domestic - and a lot of meetings and deliberations have already taken place. Anil Kumble, the former India coach, was first to point out the discrepancies in revenue distribution system for the players.
Scindia had come into picture because it was his finance committee that was to come with a proposal although the matter was completely left to the treasure. After Anirudh Chaudhry submitted a plan proposing increase in payments for all players, match officials, support staff and even statisticians, the finance committee had asked Chaudhry to submit a revised plan on ways to make the increased payments to the players.
What was Scindia's reply was known but what is understood is that treasurer has been revisiting the whole proposal. The point of contention here is how to bring the pay hike under the GRS (Gross Revenue Share) of the players which is 26 per cent of the BCCI's gross income.
It is obvious that new sources of income have to be brought under the ambit of the GRS so that the volume of the player share goes up but that is something, the BCCI members say, has to be the call of the general body. There is of course no immediate plan to increase the GRS. When contacted, Scindia said he is awaiting the proposals.
"(I'm) awaiting the proposal from the treasurer and CEO and will then process it immediately. Have requested CoA to impress upon them the urgency of the matter," the finance committee chairman told Mirror.
The CoA has been exploring ways to increase the players' fee and that is the reason why this year's central contract to the players have not been announced. "This is work in progress," a BCCI official said without willing to go deep into the details.
Meanwhile, BCCI CEO Rahul Johir and GM Ratnakar Shetty met Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Delhi. BCCI officials said it was a courtesy call but it is understood that the board officials discussed a range of issues, including chances of hosting Pakistan in Asia Cup and the doping controversy.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has written to Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) asking about the status of the wage revision for Indian cricketers. About a couple of weeks back, Vinod Rai, the head of the CoA, had written to the finance committee chairman inquiring about the plan to increase the match fee, retainer value and contract revenue for the players.

As is well known, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been contemplating increasing the remuneration package for cricketers - both international and domestic - and a lot of meetings and deliberations have already taken place. Anil Kumble, the former India coach, was first to point out the discrepancies in revenue distribution system for the players.

Scindia had come into picture because it was his finance committee that was to come with a proposal although the matter was completely left to the treasure. After Anirudh Chaudhry submitted a plan proposing increase in payments for all players, match officials, support staff and even statisticians, the finance committee had asked Chaudhry to submit a revised plan on ways to make the increased payments to the players.

What was Scindia's reply was known but what is understood is that treasurer has been revisiting the whole proposal. The point of contention here is how to bring the pay hike under the GRS (Gross Revenue Share) of the players which is 26 per cent of the BCCI's gross income.

It is obvious that new sources of income have to be brought under the ambit of the GRS so that the volume of the player share goes up but that is something, the BCCI members say, has to be the call of the general body. There is of course no immediate plan to increase the GRS. When contacted, Scindia said he is awaiting the proposals.

"(I'm) awaiting the proposal from the treasurer and CEO and will then process it immediately. Have requested CoA to impress upon them the urgency of the matter," the finance committee chairman told Mirror.

The CoA has been exploring ways to increase the players' fee and that is the reason why this year's central contract to the players have not been announced. "This is work in progress," a BCCI official said without willing to go deep into the details.

Meanwhile, BCCI CEO Rahul Johir and GM Ratnakar Shetty met Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Delhi. BCCI officials said it was a courtesy call but it is understood that the board officials discussed a range of issues, including chances of hosting Pakistan in Asia Cup and the doping controversy.

(Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror)

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