Players pay for laxity of associations

  • Ashutosh Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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  • Updated: Jun 30, 2011 01:49 IST

Domestic players of five states are yet to receive their dues (gross revenue share) for 2009-10 from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), due to the lethargy of the respective associations.

The defaulters include heavyweights like the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Along with the two, the Gujarat Cricket Association has failed to send the data to the Board's treasurer. The Railways Sports Promotion Board has sent the data but not in the prescribed format. The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), which has Anil Kumble as president and Javagal Srinath as secretary, sent the data on Wednesday after the reminder on June 27, but failed to explain the reason for the delay.

DDCA sports secretary, Sunil Dev, failed to explain the delay but promised to sort out the matter at the earliest. "There was no intent to delay, but we will send the data and sort it out at the earliest," he said.

Lal Chand Rajput, MCA general secretary, feigned ignorance and passed the buck to Ratnakar Shetty, the treasurer. "I have no idea. I think Shetty will be the right man to talk to," he said.

State associations are required to send the data of each player every season before dues are calculated based on

the number of matches he played plus the number of matches in which he was in the reserves.

"The associations have been given repeated reminders but still the dues are pending with us," said BCCI treasurer, MP Pandove, adding, "The calculation is complicated and tedious, so we require the data in the prescribed format."

A first-class player earns
Rs 10,000 per day as match fee, while the revenue share depends on the earning of the BCCI in that particular year, and is released later. While players get their match fee from the associations, they have to wait for the revenue share till September, when it is cleared at the Board's AGM.

"It depends how early the associations are able to send the data. We have cleared the dues of 22 bodies," said Pandove.


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