BCCI officials had no role to play in annual contract decision: Amitabh Choudhary
The highest grade of Men's team will receive a whopping amount of Rs 7 Crores.
Updated - Mar 8, 2018 1:13 pm
The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Wednesday, announced the central contracts for the Indian players. There were significant hikes in the payments this time around for both Men and Women players after a lot was said about the same last year. Also, new grade ‘A+’ was introduced from this year for the players of Men’s team who feature in all the formats for the team. However, the BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary has cleared that none of the officials of the board were involved in the contract decision.
The leading Indian pacer Mohammed Shami’s contract was withheld by the board after his wife filed a complaint against him over the domestic violence. Also, the Indian board attracted a lot of ire over the payment differences between Men’s and Women’s team. The highest grade of Men’s team will receive a whopping amount of Rs 7 Crores, while the Women’s team will earn only Rs 50 Lakhs which is unfair according to few of the fans.
Choudhary clears his stand
The BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary, while speaking to Sportstar, has cleared that he was not involved in any of the contractual decisions of Indian cricketers – Men’s team, Women’s team and domestic players. He also went on to say that none of the BCCI officials also influenced any decision and it was CoA who made it final and announced.
“I can also say that none of the BCCI office bearers or members have been involved in this process of determining the Compensation. Moreover, I being the convenor of the Selection Committee, no meeting has taken place to discuss the particular matter,” he said. As the acting secretary of the board, Amitabh has signed many agreements with players but so far no document regarding the compensation package offer has been sent to him.