The Board of Control for India [BCCI] has not let-off any of its staff or reduce the salaries of players in the wake of the massive economic impact due to the Covid-19 pandemic but things may change in the near future if a BCCI official is to be believed.
According to a report published by news agency IANS, the BCCI top-brass could meet in the coming days to discuss the possibility of pay cuts or lay-offs after considering all the aspects of the current scenario.
“We are yet to discuss the issue of salary cuts. But we will deliberate on the issue in a meeting and discuss how much will be the impact of all these things, and after keeping all that in mind we will take a call. Yes, there are chances of pay-cuts or layoffs as well.” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by IANS.
A lot will depend on the IPL- BCCI Official
Earlier, Arun Dhumal, the treasurer of the BCCI, had said that a lot will depend on the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.
The 13th edition of IPL will take place in the United Arab Emirates between September 19-November 10.
“We will discuss it since the IPL is happening now. A lot will depend on the success of IPL as well. Title sponsorship deal (of Rs 222 crore) is not that huge compared to previous one (Vivo’s Rs 440 crore). So let’s see what can be done with minimum damage,” the official added.
Meanwhile, the cricket boards of countries like England, Australia, New Zealand and West Indies have already reduced the salaries of players and staff.