Last Update on: May 26th, 2021 at 10:44 am
AN official from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has quashed all reports of Indian women’s cricketer not being paid for 8 months of their contract of employment.
Recently, a report from The Telegraph (UK) has created uproar as it claimed that the four female players who failed to make the cut in the latest contracts ‘will not be paid for almost eight months of employment.
However, the BCCI official spoke strictly against the ‘incorrect advice’ of this report. It said that the players will be paid in terms of the contract, and the payments have been already made for the contracts till September last year.
“This is absolutely false. Every player is paid in accordance with the terms of the contract with the BCCI. The payments have been made for the contracted period. The claim made in the story essentially assumes that a contract existed for almost eight months for which they would not be paid. This is incorrect, and I can only conclude that this is on the back of incorrect advice,” a BCCI source in the know of developments told ANI.
“If a contract ended in September 2020 and the payments have been made in relation to that contract, it is wrong to imply otherwise,” the source added.
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Another report in the same UK publication revealed that the women team which reached the T20 World Cup final, losing to Australia, is yet to receive its share of the prize money amounting to USD 500,000 (INR 3.5 crore approximately).
In a reaction to the revelation, the BCCI on Monday asked the players to raise invoices to get their shares. On the other hand, the winners of the tournament Australia Women players received their share of the prize money amounting to USD 1.6 million soon after the tournament.
“These are difficult times and we have been working under tremendously difficult conditions and I do not mean this as a justification. We have not been as efficient as we would have liked to be and of course there have been mistakes and I am not saying that there will be no errors in the future as well.
“No organisation is without its share of errors and with every error that slips through our system, our endeavour is to tighten the system further, which we have done even now. The finance department swiftly addresses all issues that are raised by players and there is no query or call for assistance by any player that goes unanswered.
“I can understand the agony of losing out on a contract as well and I understand the place from where this is emanating since these are difficult times for everyone and we at the BCCI office have also not remained untouched with personal grief, tragedies and difficulties,” the official concluded.