Finally, some good news comes in for the Indian domestic cricket as the BCCI has announced to increase the match fee of domestic cricketers. On Monday, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announced that the senior players who have played over 40 matches will get Rs 60,000.
At the BCCI Apex Council meeting on Monday, the BCCI Officials said that a compensation package will be handed to domestic cricketers as the Indian domestic calendar was severely affected in the 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19. The BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced that cricketers who participated in the 2019-20 domestic season will get a 50 percent additional match fee as compensation for the season 2020-2021 loss due to the COVID-19 situation.
Taking to Twitter Jay Shah wrote, “Cricketers who participated in 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 percent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation #BCCIApexCouncil.”
The Officials have also decided to grant a hike in the match fee of domestic cricketers. “I am pleased to announce the hike in match fee for domestic cricketers. Seniors – INR 60,000 (above 40 matches). Under 23- INR 25,000, Under 19 – INR 20,000 #BCCIApexCouncil”.
A working committee formed by the BCCI to look into the compensation package of 50% of the total match fee. The committee comprised of former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin, Santosh Menon, Jaydev Shah, Yudhvir Singh, Rohan Jaitley, Avishek Dalmiya, and Devajit Saikia.
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