This is perhaps a most appropriate decision taken by the BCCI who have decided that Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman – the Fabulous four of Indian cricket will be paid a one-time benefit of Rs 1.5 crore each.
In terms of a story currently running on Times Of India, the finance committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, during their meeting have taken the above decision to felicitate the former legends and sparkling stars of the glittering Indian cricket.
The BCCI is also planning to start a gradation system for women cricketers. The committee thinks that the Indian eves do not get the money they deserve and hence in a positive move have initiated a plan to increase their payment, the report said.
Although no final decision was taken on the issue of Salary of junior cricketers which was also under scrutiny. According to the TOI report, the BCCI’s profit has gone down over the last two years and that has impacted the players’ income as well. This is to facilitate a proposal to fix the players’ income has been floated so that they don’t face problems even if the BCCI is not making profits.
It has been clarified that the proposal was, however, not accepted unanimously and more deliberations on this are expected in due course, the report added.
The other important issue of the Rs 5-lakh valuation of the Chennai Super Kings, one of the teams of the Indian Premier League, also came up during the meeting. It is understood that Committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia enquired about the issue. It was also highlighted during the meeting that the BCCI’s expenditure on legal matters in the last two years went up to Rs 56 crore.
In fact, more the magnitude of the Rs 1.50 crores, it is the spirit that matters in honouring the great four former stars who have contributed in the growth of Indian cricket in an immense manner. We appreciate this wonderful idea of the BCCI.