Influenced by the financial model followed by Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board, the BCCI is planning to go for a performance-based incentive for the Indian team for every series they play.
According to BCCI sources, IPL COO Sundar Raman provided a presentation for the finance committee members where he brought up the fact that Cricket Australia, ECB and BCCI’s arch rivals PCB also follow an incentive-based model in their respective countries.
“Till now, BCCI normally gave handsome incentives to cricketers during triumphs in big tournaments like 50-over World Cup, World T20 or ICC Champions Trophy. But from now on, the BCCI is planning to have incentives for each and every series played at home and away,” sources said.
This model works in a way such that if say, India wins a Test match , the players will be entitled to a certain amount of incentive apart from their match fees. The amount will shoot up when they are playing some other opposition on foreign soil.
Even the best performers during a particular series will be entitled to special performance-based incentives.
The amount will depend on the nature of opposition, conditions, home and away and the impact of the performance.
A detailed blueprint is likely to be brought up on July 22, when the next meeting of the committee is scheduled.