MCA staff and Mumbai players unpaid for the last two months
The United Cricketers and Parsee Gymkhana clubs addressed the issue regarding the current situation of MCA
Published - Oct 23, 2018 2:04 pm | Updated - Oct 23, 2018 2:04 pm
The Mumbai Cricket Association has been regarded as one of the richest state boards. However after the High Court appointed Committee of Administrators made an exit, there has been no authorized signatory to make payments. The MCA staff hasn’t been paid its dues for the last couple of months. Things could get worse with the festive season of Diwali next month.
This was also the reason why the BCCI had to shift the fourth ODI between India and West Indies to the Brabourne Stadium. Even the team that triumphed in the Vijay Hazare Trophy has been unpaid. In this hour of need, former MCA Secretary Vilas Godbole asked all the affiliated clubs to step up.
The Mumbai team went on to defeat Delhi and secure the Vijay Hazare Trophy title. It’s a shame that the players haven’t been paid their dues yet. According to one player, they were supposed to receive their match fee by the end of the league stage. Even the winning prize money of Rs 20 lakhs is unlikely to be received by the players, since the money is routed through the state association.
“In normal circumstances, we should’ve received our match fee after the completion of the league stage. We were told by our manager that we’ve to raise our invoice for the match fee with the BCCI, which will pay us directly. However, we’ll be denied our Dearness Allowance (Rs 1500 per day on tours) for now, because that is given to us by the MCA directly,” a player was quoted as saying by TOI.
We request all our clubs to help the association staff in time of need
The United Cricketers and Parsee Gymkhana clubs addressed the issue regarding the current situation prevailing in the MCA. They appealed the other clubs to collectively make the payment to the staff with the money to be reimbursed by the Association later. The clubs also announced their willingness to make payments to the groundsman.
“In the upcoming festive season, we appeal to all the affiliated club of MCA to pick up salary of one staff on reimbursement basis, till the time court authorises some individual to sign and make the payments. The MCA can reimburse clubs for payment made to staff. To start with, the United Cricketers and Parsee Gymkhana will make payment to any one groundsman. We request the other clubs to follow suit, and help our association staff in its hour of need.”