BCCI has decided to form a committee to consider compensating the domestic players who have not earned money due to not playing any major series. The last two years have been very discouraging for not only the cricket players but for the other sports as well. Due to the lockdown and worsening the corona situation, no major series were organized anywhere in india. This is the reason players have not earned a penny and they have been affected by it. Many talented players have been forced to leave sports and seek out the other means of survival.
Taking notice of the situation, BCCI has formed a committee that will look into the seriousness of the problem and will compensate them accordingly. Not only cricket players, but BCCI has decided to extend financial help to the “Olympic contingent.” The person who took the initiative to set up the committee was the BCCI’s secretary Jay shah.
An impromptu apex council meeting has been called by Jay Shah to deliberate on the matter of compensating the loss of the player in the pandemic. The resolution to set up the committee was passed.
The meeting’s most important objective was to provide the remuneration to the player who had been left dormant due to the pandemic as no major took place.
It is learnt that a committee that has been set up to access the damage and to decide on the compensation of the loss of the players, has the 10 members; four official members and one each from the different regions of the country: north, south, east, west, central and north east.
On an 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 decided by the office-bearers. “The BCCI office-bearers have been authorized to form the panel and they will come with proposals,” a BCCI member, who attended the meeting, said to the media.
There have been widespread demands to assist the players whose income has been affected by the pandemic. As no tournament has taken place in the last two years except for a one or two that failed to provide the much-needed relief to the players. The situation is more grim than we can even imagine. If not done something, it could affect the potential of the promising talent of the country. But the deliberation by the BCCI is the welcome move to reduce the suffering of the players.
Similar to Cricket, Olympic players have not got the opportunity to participate in the tournaments. BCCI in the meeting has decided to pledge the 10 crores for the athletes who have been qualified to go to the Olympics in Tokyo in June-august. BCCI will also fund the promotional campaign of the Olympics.