The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finally approved the Revised Central Contract of Indian cricketers in SGM. This ended the uncertainty phase before the long tour of United Kingdom.
The Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court had announced revised contracts of players on March 7, but the acting Secretary of the Board, Amitabh Chaudhary, refused to sign it saying that it needs SGM approval.
The representatives of 28 state associations were present in SGM. BCCI Approved the contract in this meeting only. Chaudhary said, “Despite the apprehensions, the BCCI has an SGM. The General Assembly passed all the proposals unanimously. It is now decided that the players will be paid before the UK tour.”
Under the Revised Central Contract, A+ class cricketers will get INR 7 crore and INR 5 crore, INR 3 crore and INR 1 crore respectively in A, B and C category. The general body approved the increase in salaries of domestic cricketers and women cricketers too.
In the upcoming domestic season, it has been decided to bring the teams from the North-Eastern states and Bihar into the plate class. The Uttarakhand team also got approval from the COA to play Ranji Trophy. But the general body did not give it a green signal.
BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has blamed the CEO Rahul Johri on Friday for not expressing objection to the ICC’s decision to change the ICC Champions Trophy to ICC World T20 in 2021.
India Tour of UK:
The Team India has to play two-match T20I series in Ireland. After this the Indian team will play three-match T20I, 3 match ODI and five-match Test series against England.