Virat Kohli’s plan, if implemented, could help Cheteshwar Pujara and likes
The idea is currently proposed by BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary while taking the financial condition of the players thoroughly into consideration.
Updated - Oct 10, 2017 12:36 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is concurrently working on an idea put forward by Indian skipper Virat Kohli after the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in reference to the monetary policy of the players, who are being left to play in the solitary format, as it might fetch them lucrative deals. The proposed plan is subjected to approval.
According to Kohli, players like Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Ishant Sharma are bound to fetch the good amount owing to the contracts while donning the white jersey. Interestingly, the idea was floated by the former Indian head coach Anil Kumble.
“Kohli went on to say that every player’s interest should be taken care of, but especially those who play just one format should be priority,” BCCI official in know of things was quoted as saying by CricketNext. “Just prior to the Champions Trophy, then head coach Anil Kumble had proposed a pay hike plan for centrally contracted player that also spoke about the captain getting paid extra for his role as leader,” the official remarked.
If the development materializes, the players who will appear just in the longest version of the game would be roped under the special pay policy. The idea is currently proposed by BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary while taking the financial condition of the players thoroughly into consideration. He is expected to disclose the proposed plan in the BCCI’s fiscal committee meeting which is scheduled on October 13. The chalked out policy regarding the players, who are not able to feature across formats, is expected to be discussed at its length and breadth.
“Anirudh and Kohli’s thought process definitely match and he has come out with this proposal which not only looks at the interest of players like Cheteshwar Pujara,” the official added.
“That is when Anirudh [Chaudhary] spoke to Kohli about the matter as it was hard to believe that a team-man like Kohli would be on the same page as Kumble on the captain getting paid extra for discharging the captain’s responsibility. In fact,” the board official maintained.