BCCI hasn't paid Ranji cricketers for the last two seasons
The BCCI hasn't paid match fees to Ranji cricketers for the last two seasons. Even though, most players have received payments from their state units, they are yet to receive the other component of their annual income, which is drawn from 10.6% of BCCI's gross revenue. These pro-rata payments constitute the majority part of the income for these players.
Bulk of players unpaid
As per the report, a Ranji player earns anything between Rs. 12-15 lakh a year for their services. Around 25 teams haven't received the payment from BCCI. It basically means 500 first class players have been left in a limbo over non payment of fees.
Why has the delay taken place?
It is believed that an impasse between the Rai-led Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the state units, which surfaced over the implementation of Lodha reforms, led to this issue. The CoA is said to be working on a new payment plan. In states like Jammu and Kashmir, the issue is more serious with payments not being disbursed for the last three years.
What should the CoA do?
The CoA needs to fix the issues and come out with a pay-out plan as quickly as possible. With the Annual General Meeting to be held soon, this issue should be the major talking point. While a small percentage of players make it to the IPL, the others are shunted out and therefore a rise in the fees and timely payments would be appreciated.