BCCI shows its contracted players the money

NEW DELHI: At a time when major cricket boards like those of England and Australia have indicated that players will have to take pay cuts, the world's richest cricket board has cleared the quarterly dues of all its centrally-contracted cricketers.

“When the lockdown was announced on March 24, the BCCI was ready for any eventuality. The Board clears quarterly instalments of central contract payments to its players,” a BCCI official told PTI.

“Plus the match fees of all those who played for India and India-A during this period, all these dues were cleared at the end of the financial year,” he said.

A BCCI official said the Board’s financial stability helps in testing times when some of the other boards are struggling to even pay their domestic players. “Neither our international nor our domestic cricketers will suffer,” the official told the newswire.