Saturday, 28 January 2023

New Committee to be formed by BCCI for compensation of domestic cricketers

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The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI- Board of Control for Cricket in India) pronounced a committee to recoup for the loss of income for the domestic cricketers. They have been badly affected by the pandemic in the country.

The BCCI has also decided to help India's Olympic contingent, both being initiatives of BCCI secretary Jay Shah who called an impromptu Apex Council meeting on Sunday (June 20).

The meeting, the meeting was completed around 6 pm on Sunday, adopted both resolutions.

The meeting's most important agenda was to decide on ways to compensate the domestic cricketers.

They have been rendered dormant because of the national and global pandemic situation and have lost the primary source of their income, domestic cricket.

On average, an active domestic cricketer in the country earns Rs 20 lakh a year. The BCCI has decided to form a panel, the members of which will be determined by the office-bearers.

"The BCCI office-bearers have sanction to form the panel, and they will come with the proposition," a BCCI community, who haunted the meeting, told Cricbuzz.

It has learned that a 10-member committee will look into the compensation package. The committee will include four office bearers and one representative from each of the six zones - North, West, South, East, Central, and North East.

There has been widespread concern regarding the lack of financial support for the domestic cricketers, who had remained inactive since March last year when the nationwide lockdown has first clamped. Since then, played only a couple of white-ball tournaments, but the premier domestic tournament - Ranji Trophy - has not been conducted because of travel and other restrictions. Also, age-group games have and also not held.

Support for Tokyo-bound athletes

Meanwhile, the apex council has also decided to pledge INR 10 crore to the Indian Olympic Association to help the athletes qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo in July-August.

Apart from extending financial support for the Tokyo-bound athletes, the BCCI will also help in the promotional campaigns of the Indian contingent.

The IOA expected to send around a 190-200-member contingent for the Olympic Games.

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