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The support staff of Indian cricket team has denied the salary hike proposal made by The Board of Control of India (BCCI). According to the sources, the support staff comprising of assistant coach Sanjay Bangar were promised a 100 percent by the previous administration led by President Anurag Thakur but the Supreme Court of India sacked Thakur in an order on January 2 and appointed a four-member panel led by Vinod Rai to run the Board.
The proposal for salary hike was stalled for sometime but it was the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri who came with the proposal of salary hike. The support staff was unhappy with this small hike as they were promised a huge hike of 100 percent by the previous administration committee.
“The problem is that a few members of the support staff, such as Bangar, have been there for more than three years now and still they are working for the same salaries they were drawing when they joined. Later, a physio is appointed and he is being paid a similar amount as the two coaches. It has been a case of discrimination and even the Indian team coach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohli felt that the support staff need a good hike. They were earlier promised that the BCCI will take care of their salary correction, but till date it hasn’t happened. And now with this 25% hike, the support staff is not happy,” a source said.
The matter will now again be taken to the Committee of Administrators to think over it once again.