BCCI sanctions players' payments

BCCI sanctions players' payments

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), at its Special General Meeting (SGM) on Friday, decided to sanction the payments to players as per the new contracts by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) ahead of their England tour.

According to the revised contracts, the players in the A+ category will get Rs 7 crore; those in the A, B and C will receive Rs 5 crore, Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively. The SGM also decided to increase the salary of domestic men and women cricketers.

The BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary had earlier refused to sign the revised salaries, stressing on ratification by the General Body. The meeting on Friday was attended by representatives of 28 state associations. The meeting, however, didn’t have the approval of CoA.

Choudhary, after the meeting, said all the resolutions were passed by the General Body “unanimously”.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand, looking to make their first-class debut in the coming season, will now have to wait. The SGM decided to put on hold the decision taken by the CoA recently to grant first-class status to Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand’s first-class future now awaits the confirmation of BCCI. The state, in the first week of June, had hosted a three-match T20 series between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at Dehradun.

The road was cleared for Bihar and North Eastern States – the two new entrants to the first class level. The SGM, however, was not convinced on their preparedness for the first class challenge. Nonetheless, they were allowed to compete in the Plate Division. The SGM also made it clear the decisions needed the approval of the Supreme Court.