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BCCI hands over hosting rights to Emirates Cricket Board. Credits - AFP

Of late, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is often grabbing the headlines for their pay issues. They once again set to feature in the news by giving a significant boost in the selectors’ salary package.

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) approved the salary hikes for the selectors of the Board. The chief selector is set to receive INR 20 Lakh hike while the other selectors are bound to collect INR 30 Lakh more to their actual salary per annum.

Junior Staff also set to receive a hike:

Meanwhile, the remuneration of the members of the junior selection committee has been increased to INR 60 lakh per annum, with the chairman of the panel now supposed to get INR 65 Lakh annually.

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MSK Prasad, the chief selector. (Credits – AFP)

The salaries of the women’s selection committee have also been increased, with the members now getting INR 25 Lakh per annum, and chief selector will receive INR. 30 Lakh.

According to the development regarding the meeting, it is learnt that some of the senior officials had addressed BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary seeking an increase in their compensation.

“In view thereof, the acting secretary had asked Saba Karim (General manager of cricket operations at BCCI) for a comparative analysis of the increase in remuneration fee of team India’s support staff and (India A coach) Rahul Dravid since FY 2014-15. After going through the same, the acting secretary had recommended a further increase of approximately 70%,” officials maintained.

Currently, MSK Prasad is heading the selection committee while the former Indian cricketer Sarandeep Singh and Devang Gandhi as the two other members.

Pertinently, as per the Lodha committee reforms, the committee is overseen by a three-member panel.

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CoA panel. (Credits – AFP)

State bodies unpleased:

Meanwhile, the rise in salaries for the national organisations didn’t go well with the state bodies. They want the respective officials should also consider the hike for the state bodies as well.

“This is not appropriate for the CoA to act in a haste when their term in the office is going to be over. There is no rationale in these hikes. BCCI is not just about the national team, national players and national committees. The domestic structure also needs similar considerations. These matters will be reconsidered once the ‘order is restored, in the board,” a BCCI senior member told

However, it would be interesting to see how CoA tackles the issue. The selectors of BCCI received a major boost in terms paychecks hike.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court passed the judgement for BCCI’s new constitution with slight modifications.

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