Gavaskar hits back, says BCCI yet to pay him for IPL
Omitted from the IPL Governing Council, a disgruntled Sunil Gavaskar has said that BCCI, the promoters of the Twenty20 League, has not paid him a single penny for his services.delhi Updated: Nov 02, 2010 18:30 IST
Omitted from the IPL Governing Council, a disgruntled Sunil Gavaskar has said that BCCI, the promoters of the Twenty20 League, has not paid him a single penny for his services.
In a major revamp, the BCCI left out the former Indian captain from the Twenty20 League's Governing Council at its Annual General Meeting in September.
The Cricket Board did not give any reason for Gavaskar's ouster, but there were reports that it could be a result of a payment dispute.
But the legendary batsman mantained that he had not been paid for the last three years, which forced him to sent a "gentle reminder about the non-payment" to BCCI.
"I am yet to be paid by the BCCI for my role on the IPL Governing Council. I have not been paid at all by the BCCI, since I took on the offer," Gavaskar told NDTV.
"I have just been told that Mr Sharad Pawar (ICC President) will organise a meeting between Shashank Manohar (BCCI chief) and me in his presence to sort out the matter and that for me is good enough," he said.
The former India captain, however, refused to divulge what the pay packet would be, saying, "Never ask a woman her age and never ask a man what he gets."
Gavaskar also denied that he had any links with the beleaguered Kochi IPL team and said he had still not made up his mind whether to accept the franchise's offer to head it's cricket operations.
"They only came to me for advice," he said.
"I will wait for Kochi's internal problems to be resolved before deciding to take up the offer. Apart from Kochi, I have also been approached by another franchise to head cricket operations," the former opener added.