BCCI Agrees on CoA's Decision on Revised Pay Structure

Published - 23 Jun 2018, 02:34 PM

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) general meeting turned out to be a damp one, as acting officials and state representatives finally agreed upon the Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) decision to introduce a revised players’ salary structure.

BCCI agrees to CoA’s decision

Meanwhile, CoA came out with a revised structure last August much to the displeasure of acting BCCI officials. The new structure has four categories, A+ (Rs 7 crore annually), A (Rs 5cr), B (Rs 3cr) and C (Rs 1cr).

Furthermore, the CoA threatened to give unilateral approval to the revised pay structure if the officials didn’t approve it.

The meeting, not sanctioned by CoA proved there is no end to the differences between CoA and the board. The leading cause of conflict remains the Board committees.

The meeting decided to retain all the existing committees of the BCCI. It also authorised the acting secretary, Amitabh Choudhary, to sign on all the affidavits on behalf of the BCCI,” CK Khanna said after the meeting.

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While finance and infrastructure committees are running smoothly, a committee on NCA is causing a rift.

The CoA had been maintaining that only qualified officials should be on the committees. The NCA, however, has had Niranjan Shah on board. Shah is above 70 and has been Saurashtra Cricket Association chief for decades. However, a BCCI official at the meeting laid the blame on CoA.

When you can have Prakash Dixit on the infrastructure committee and N Ram on the CK Nayudu Awards committee despite them being over 70, what is wrong in having Shah? The Supreme Court mandate says people above 70 can’t be office-bearers. Shah is just a member,” he mentions.

Moreover, the meeting also decided only Amitabh Choudhary can sign affidavits on behalf of BCCI.

But since the meeting has no legal standing, it remains to be seen what CoA decides.

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