The jocks of the Virat Kohli-led, triumphant Indian Cricket team recently are on rummage of their much anticipated rewards which has been looming around the corner but yet not been received. They are not only impending the match fees but also the promised incentive of rupees 1 crore which was supposed to be remunerated for their unbeaten home season for six months. The reasoning is reported to be the ongoing skirmish between the Committee of Administrators and BCCI office-bearers. The board’s face-off with the ICC over revenue also marked a significance.
The triumphant expedition by the Indian team has been phenomenal through out the span of six months. India was perfectly on their pre-eminent mode at every encounter that they have come across so far. Whether it was against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh or Australia, the side impeccably wowed the Indian crowd with their victorious spree. With the disclosure of reports it is evidently shown that BCCI has already made the remuneration of Rs 15 lakh to each member in the playing XI for a Test match and Rs 7 lakh each for those resting on reserved bench. Comparing the past scenario, Test players used to get their payment done through cheques within the two months of the completion of series but recently, the BCCI have done a volte farce.
This sort of oppression has not only bubbled over the men Indian side, but also caused adversity to Indian women’s side as 1 lakh for each player per series has been impending around their neck. Being cognisant enough with the report papers, we stumbled upon the standpoint of a regular Virat Kohli led side player who had shown his despondence in this regard. “Usually the players get dues within a month or 15 days of a Test match but the delay, this time has been long. We don’t know what the reason is but such delays have never happened earlier,” one of the players concluded while asked by Indian Express.
In accordance with the BCCI officials, such kind of laxity from their account has been exposed due to some major issues. “The BCCI didn’t have the official signatory in February and later there was confusion over whether Amitabh Choudhary (acting secretary) can clear these payments because only the secretary can give all approvals. As for the women’s payments, their agreement with BCCI is yet to be signed and once it is officially done, their payment will be released,” he confronted to papers.
In the month of March, the CoA cropped up with a brand new system in which all the players whether be it International or Domestic, will be rewarded with their respective remunerations through online wire transfers.
Belonging to the cohort of cricket fanatics, Ranojoy Middya is an assiduous cricketer who aspires to live life in purview of the cricketing world; penning his line of thinking at present and living up to it in the near future.