BCCI doesn't reveal CEO Rahul Johri's salary in its monthly payments list

BCCI releases the list of payments every month on its official website.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the richest cricket board in the world. To claim transparency in its deals, the board displays the list monthly for the payments of more than Rs 25 Lakhs on its official website. The list includes the amount paid to the cricketers, coaches and vendors and also the purpose for which they were paid. But the BCCI has never revealed the salary of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri which has surprised many.

The long list includes the salaries of India head coach Ravi Shastri and India A and U-19 coach Rahul Dravid under the heading ‘Professional Fee’. Then it should be fair to reveal the amount being paid to Johri. The questions are being raised now over the transparency of the process.

BCCI official responds

The reasons given by the BCCI officials seem vague as one of them cleared that the CEO is a staff of the BCCI and the list only discloses the payments made to the vendors. If only vendors are included in the list, then how do the payments of the coaches are listed who are regular employees of the board?

“What you see on the list are payments made to vendors. Because of the contractual nature of their employment, players and coaches also come under this category. The CEO is an employee of the board. The nature of his appointment is different from the players or coaches. That’s why his salary is not there on the website,” an official was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

If the reports in Inside sport are to be believed, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri draws a whopping salary of Rs 30 Lakhs per month after income tax and other mandatory deductions. There is no official statement from the cricket board yet but they might have to come up with an explanation for not disclosing the salary of its CEO.

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