Indian Cricketers have not received their revised wages so far, while their central contracts were signed on March 5 and this issue will be discussed in the BCCI special general meeting in protest against COA.
The players will leave for a long tour of the UK (Ireland and England) on June 23, which will be about three months long. The officers will meet here tomorrow for the meeting, in which the agenda of the 10 issues will be discussed.
BCCI executive secretary Amitabh Chaudhary told PTI today, “Yes, I have the contract. If the revised pay structure is approved in the meeting tomorrow, then I will sign it. If they do not approve it then my hands are tied. Any policy decision requires the approval of the general body and I can not break the rules.”
The COA appointed by the Supreme Court of India has already made it clear that it does not approve the meeting. He had also banned the officials, receiving salaries from participating in it. But panel chief Vinod Rai is worried about the delay in payment of players.
Chief Executive Officer Rahul Johri will not participate in this meeting as COA has not approved this. Similarly, Cricket Operations General Manager Saba Karim will not be attending this. Many other issues will also be discussed in the meeting.
Preventing the meeting, however, is not included in the jurisdiction of the COA, then it has asked its employees not to pay the members’ air travel and TA-DA.
New Salary Wage:
Under the revised contract system, INR 7 crore to A+ class players, INR 5 crore to A group players and INR 3 crore and INR 1 crore respectively for B and C group players.
It has been learned that the players signed the new contract only after a thorough discussion with the COA. Accordingly, the CoA issued the names of 27 players according to the new pay structure on March 7.
However, according to the current constitution of the BCCI, the Secretary is still authorized to sign all the players’ contracts. Choudhary’s signature needs to be paid by the contract.