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Final decision not taken on pay hike for Indian cricketers, confirms BCCI acting secretary

The cricketers are expected to get a huge hike in pay, with the salaries of big players as well as domestic cricketers likely to double in the upcoming season.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 15, 2017 15:50 IST ]
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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary CK Khanna on Friday revealed that nothing has been finalised on the possible pay hike of the Indian cricketers. The cricketers are expected to get a huge hike in pay, with the salaries of big players as well as domestic cricketers likely to double in the upcoming season.

It is learned that the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) is looking forward to add Rs 200 crore to their existing corpus of Rs 180 crore in this season in order to meet the wage demands of the next season.

Talking about the development in the matter, Khanna told ANI that everything is still under discussion while insisting that the draft proposal would be discussed with BCCI Finance Committee and in Special General Meeting (SGM).

"Everything is still under discussion. Nothing is finalised. There are chances of having another set of meetings over pay hike proposal. As of now, BCCI acting treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry is working on the draft proposal. It will be discussed in BCCI Finance Committee and in SGM," he said.

Last month, Anil Kumble, former head coach of the Indian team, had met the BCCI in Hyderabad on behalf of the team to discuss salary raise for centrally contracted players and coaching staff.

The BCCI currently pays Rs 2 crore to Grade A players, Rs 1 crore to Grade B players and Rs 50 lakh to Grade C players.

The top players saw their annual basic deals doubled to 3,00,000 USD this year, but have demanded more after observing the increased revenues of the BCCI in connection with the Indian Premier League between 2018 and 2023.

(With Agency Inputs)

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