BCCI Decides To Cut Pay Of The Indian Players
By CricShots - Apr 1, 2020 4:14 pm
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India cricketers association president Ashok Malhotra reckons that the players can be expected to face pay cuts in the recent future due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the entire globe. The entire sporting calendar of the world has been left dangling due to the outbreak and cricket has also suffered the brunt of it.

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The financial might of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken hit in recent times after India’s ODI series against South Africa was called off. Also, the commencement of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been was suspended till April 15 but as things stand, there is a chance that IPL won’t take place this year at all.

Malhotra stated players can be expected to get a pay cut as BCCI isn’t making the kind of money it used to and the cricketers could have to ‘contribute’ from their own pocket by taking a salary cut.

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As per the quotes in Times of India, “The BCCI is the parent body of the cricketers. It’s a company. If a company is making losses, then it all filters down. In Europe, almost all the footballers, normally paid the highest among all, are taking a huge pay cut, which has been announced by their associations. This was an unexpected scenario. So, everyone will have to try and contribute from their pocket.”


He further added, “I know it’s not fair to reduce the salaries of the players, but if the parent body is not earning as much as it was doing before, the cricketers will definitely have to expect a pay cut.”

The outbreak of coronavirus has brought the entire world to an absolute halt with several countries going into lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. More than 850,000 people have been infected by the virus while in excess of 42,000 people have lost their lives so far.

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The pandemic has caused several multi-national events to be postponed with Olympics 2020 and Euro 2020 being the biggest casualties. The fate of ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia in October, also in jeopardy.