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CoA to go ahead with player contract

27 February, 2018 5:09 PM
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The idea is to provide insurance cover

With no tangible action forthcoming from the Finance Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the matter related to the revision of contract for the national team players and pay structure for men and women cricketers in the domestic circuit, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) is determined to find a solution to the long-pending matter by themselves soon.

The CoA believes that it is above the Finance Committee, but a compelling reason that has exhorted it to go ahead with its own plan to work out a contract and pay structure was that the IPL-11 is set to start in April and the contracted players must have the benefit of insurance cover.

“There should not be a situation wherein an India player gets injured and there is no contract and thereby insurance cover,” said a person privy to discussions that took place at the CoA meeting at the Cricket Centre here on Tuesday.

In the last one year, the CoA has had extensive conversations with former head coach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohli on the contract/pay structure for the national team and Kumble even made a power point presentation to the CoA and BCCI officials during last year’s IPL final.

After Kumble quit the team management, the CoA has had further discussions with the present key members of the Indian squad.

The CoA is likely to file its seventh status report to the SC, after the Holi vacation, informing the latter that the present elected principal office-bearers and vice-presidents have completed their three-year term on March 1, 2018, and all of them being elected on March 2, 2015.


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