Ben Stokes ready to take a pay-cut to play in the IPL

Ben Stokes ready to take a pay-cut to play in the IPL

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Ben Stokes. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Most of the franchises of the Indian Premier League will be eyeing the addition of England all-rounder Ben Stokes to their roster given the massively incredible outing he has had this year so far. The 25-year old’s impressive outing after a terrible 2016 clouded in injuries has been one of the features of his impressive years so far.

However, while the Indian Premier League would see Stokes on the receiving end of a massive pay cut. Of course, one can certainly see a plethora of bids coming in for the 25-year old England all-rounder, but the fact is that a few clauses with his central contract could see him benefit very little in terms of finances when it comes to plying his trade in the IPL. This development also comes at a time wherein Andre Strauss, the cricket director of the England and Wales Cricket Board has encouraged the players to play

This development also comes at a time wherein Andre Strauss, the cricket director of the England and Wales Cricket Board has encouraged the players to play the Indian Premier League as well in the upcoming campaign. A clause in all central contracts, including the one Stokes, is bound by with the ECB states that a player loses out 0.5 percent of his pay each day he is contracted with the Indian Premier League outfit. This development could see him lose upwards of a 100,000 pounds by simply being with the IPL outfit that he features in.

Stokes’ base price for the IPL auction is 238,000 pounds. Should he get picked for his base price, something that is highly unlikely, he will have to go through a tax deduction as well as the agent fees could very well see him with very low returns on the same. However, despite this, it is highly likely that Stokes will play for an IPL outfit for the upcoming season.

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