Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has sought for an amount of Rs 1.90 crore from the BCCI as a compensation for his services as BCCI-IPL President during the IPL 7, whose first half was held in UAE and the other in India.
Gavaskar was appointed ‘President, BCCI-IPL’ on the order of SC of India and it had commanded the BCCI to pay him adequate remuneration as he put his other media commitments like commentary and writing columns on rest during that period.
During an interview with PTI, a senior BCCI official quoted:
“Gavaskar has written a letter to the BCCI. In the letter, he has sought an amount to the tune of Rs 1.90 crore which is equivalent to the money that he had to forego during the period as he couldn’t take up his media assignments which includes TV commentary, writing columns and also acting as a media pundit.”
When asked whether the amount that he has asked has been approved, the official replied, “Not as of now. But obviously, he needs to be compensated as there is a Supreme Court directive and we need to follow that. But this letter will be placed before the finance committee, which will approve an amount.
“The amount that Gavaskar would get could be exactly what he has demanded or less depending upon what the finance committee’s recommendations are,” he concluded.