NEW DELHI: The compensation promised to India’s first-class gamers after the 2020 Ranji Trophy season stood cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic is but to be disbursed as state models have nonetheless not despatched within the requisite particulars, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal advised PTI on Monday.
In a latest article within the UK’s ‘Telegraph’ newspaper, it got here to gentle that the BCCI is but to share the T20 World Cup runners-up prize cash of $550,000 with the Indian ladies’s group. The Board responded by promising to ship this week.
The developments additionally introduced into focus the inordinate delay in gamers’ funds throughout the board, no matter gender.
The Ranji Trophy compensation package deal is one other occasion of delay and devising a suitable components for every person is not as straightforward and linear, Dhumal admitted.
“Now we have to debate with states as a result of they’ve to inform us who would have performed, what number of matches, who would have been in reserves. Not one of the states have despatched any proposal for the compensation package deal,” Dhumal mentioned.
Throughout this version of Indian Premier League, there have been 73 uncapped Indian home gamers throughout eight groups (together with Basil Thampi and Deepak Hooda, who’ve been part of the Indian group).
These gamers had contracts starting from Rs 20 lakh to almost Rs 10 crore (Krishnappa Gowtham).
Nonetheless, there are round 700 others, who do not have IPL contracts and make something between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh in a full home season with most earnings coming from Ranji Trophy the place they get a match payment of Rs 1.40 lakh.
“The treasurer is true. The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has introduced the compensation however how do you establish that are the gamers who would play 8 video games, or 10 video games in a season? The reserve gamers get half, so how do you compute that?
“You may’t simply give a flat quantity to each participant. Giving a lump sum to states is an possibility however how do you monitor the states?” requested a former BCCI official and state unit veteran.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant closure of BCCI headquarters has led to delays nevertheless it’s of little comfort to the home gamers as most of them are but to obtain the Gross Income Share (GRS) for the previous few seasons.
BCCI has all the time allotted a share from its TV broadcast income to the home cricketers and it’s usually paid in September after the annual accounts are settled.
Based on Dhumal, the GRS of home cricketers has been saved pending for the reason that 2016-17 season.
“We pay the GRS quantities after the accounts are settled. However I need to inform you that since 2016-17, when the Committee of Directors (CoA) was in operation, GRS has not been cleared.”
Nonetheless, Dhumal mentioned that this 12 months’s Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy funds (Rs 35,000 per match) have been cleared.
“I can even verify that funds for the Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy have additionally been disbursed,” Dhumal knowledgeable.
He then defined how the funds are disbursed.
“It is the state associations which elevate the bill of the match charges of their gamers as per the variety of video games they’ve performed or been a part of the sequence. Verification of the information (matches performed) is finished by the states.
“The GST additionally must be computed. If the states delay in sending the invoices, that at occasions additionally results in delay in funds. Some states, instantly after the top of the season, ship us the bill with all due diligence and their gamers instantly obtain funds,” mentioned Dhumal.
The senior Indian gamers acquired their annual retainer charges after almost one 12 months, the reason is the delay in signing the contracts.
“The delay in cost of central contracts was two fold. The workplaces had been closed and in addition it took time throughout lockdown to get the gamers to signal the contract doc,” Dhumal mentioned.