Acting Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CK Khanna on Friday revealed that nothing had been finalised on the possible play hike for the Indian cricketers. Reports were surfacing that the cricketers were expecting a huge hike in their pay scale. The salaries of both the international and domestic cricketers are expected to double in the upcoming season.
As per reports, the Committee of Administrators appointed by Supreme Court is looking forward to adding Rs 200 crore to the existing corpus which already has Rs 180 crores in the season to meet the wage demands of the next season. Speaking to Ani on the development of this matter, CK Khanna said that nothing had been finalised yet and the discussions are in full flow. He also insisted that the draft proposal would be discussed with the BCCI Finance Committee in the Special General Meeting (SGM).
“Everything is still under discussion. Nothing is finalised. There are chances of having another set of meetings over pay hike proposal. As of now, BCCI acting treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry is working on the draft proposal. It will be discussed in BCCI Finance Committee and in SGM,” he said.
It was only last month when former Indian head coach Anil Kumble had met the BCCI in Hyderabad to discuss on the possible pay hike for the centrally contracted players and the coaching staff on behalf of the team. Currently, the BCCI pays Rs 2 crores to Grade A players, Rs 1 crores to Grade B players and Rs 50 lakhs to Grade C players.
The bigwigs of the Indian cricket saw their annual basic deals double to 3,00,000 USD this year but have demanded more after getting to know about the increased revenues of BCCI in connection with matches played in the Indian Premier League between 2018 and 2023.