WTF! Virat Kohli And Other Team Players Haven’t Been Paid Match Fees For 6 Months!
Team India is surely going places for their terrific performances but the fees of the players have been not paid yet.
It is rather shocking but a report on Indian Express reveals that there is this clash between BCCI and ICC on the new revenue model and that is why the players haven’t been paid.
The captain Virat Kohli’s name is also there on the list of unpaid players. One of the members of the Indian team was quoted,
“Usually, we get our dues within a month or 15 days of a Test match but this time, the delay has been long. We don’t know what the reason is but such delays have never happened earlier.”
The contract as per BCCI that is in effect since Oct 1st, 2016, the cricket players are supposed to be paid 15 Lakh per test match, 6 Lakh per ODI and Rs 3 Lakh per T20I.
One of the BCCI officials said,
“The payment is delayed because of various issues. The BCCI didn’t have the official signatory in February and later there was confusion over whether Amitabh Choudhary (acting secretary) can clear these payments because only the secretary can give all approvals. As for the women’s payments, their agreement with BCCI is yet to be signed and once it is officially done, their payment will be released.”
The players are hoping to get paid soon. They should be paid dues for their work. What do you all feel about this shocking development? Let us know in the comments section.
News Source: Indiatimes