Last Update on: March 6th, 2018 at 02:06 pm
The cricketers from Ranji Trophy are concurrently going through the tough phase as of now regarding the unpaid fee of the premier domestic competition.
According to the Indian Express report, players to face this heat after state units are yet to implement the Justice RM Lodha Recommendations.
Interestingly, the joint secretary for Mumbai Cricket Association Unmesh Khanvilkar they have paid the money to players, but haven’t received the amount from Board itself.
“As far as MCA is concerned we have paid our players what we owe them but we are yet to receive the Board’s money,” Khanvilkar said.
With the Board of Control for Cricket in India in a deadlock with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, the domestic players are facing the wrath.
It’s is pertinent to mention the CoA is overseeing the BCCI in order to present a status report before the apex body.
“The players have not received money from the Board. I have been told players will receive their full payment once the AGM (annual general meeting) takes place. But we don’t know when the AGM will happen,” Khanvilkar maintained.
The deadlock has already witnessed players haven’t received the major portion of their amount for the second season running.
The blocking of funds from Vinod Rai-ked committee already saw few states opting for the recommendations.
It is pertinent to point out that the delay for the payment could be the fresh policy of CoA owing to the match.
The CoA is working on the plan regarding the payment. It has been further cited as the reason for the postponement of the players’ salary.
In August 2017, the DNA carried a report while quoting the BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary.
Chaudhary revealed the payment could be made directly to the cricketers before the recently completed Ranji Trophy edition. But due to multiple reasons, it hasn’t been possible as of now.
“Should be made before the next season (2017-18) starts,” Chaudhary added.
Moreover, the youngsters are relying on such income. Players requested their respective state associations regarding the payment.
However, it has gone from bad to worse in Jammu and Kashmir. The players of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) are also restless for not receiving the amount.
According to Parvez Rasool, the state-based team is yet to receive the amount for past three years.
The senior player Rasool made a shocking claim that players draw out the pocket money for their food.
“We stay in five-star hotels across India for our domestic games. But the players have to spend their own money for food. We haven’t even got daily allowance over the last three years. Forget the BCCI revenue money,” Rasool asserted.
Well, owing to the revenue regarding total gross which stands allocated by the BCCI.
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