The Mumbai Cricket Association has recently paid the Ranji Trophy dues of the disgraced cricketer Ankit Chavan, who was one of the Rajasthan Royals players who was charged in 2013’s Indian Premier League spot fixing fiasco.
The VP of the Mumbai Cricket Association paid out the full sum of Rs.32 lakhs of Ankit Chavan’s dues, after no reply from the Board of Control for Cricket in India was not forthcoming on the matter.
The total amount is the sum of the amounts of the bonus amount for winning the Ranji Trophy in the 2012=13 season, as well his regular wages.
This comes in the middle of a proxy war between the Mumbai Cricket Association and the Cricket Club of India, the BCCI’s Mumbai affiliated club.
Ravi Savant, the Vice president for the MCA, says that the Mumbai Cricket Association has it’s own ways of punishing players who toe the line. Earlier this season, Suryakumar Yadav was removed from captaincy following rude behaviour amongst team members.
The Ranji dues for the batsman Sarfaraz Khan – still a teenager – was restricted due to unacceptable behavior, however, he has been promised the dues later in the next season, following more improved behavior henceforth.