India news July 20, 2012

BCCI to pay top players who missed IPL due to injury

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Sachin Tendulkar is among five Indian players who will be compensated by the BCCI for missing IPL and Champions League T20 matches in 2011 due to injuries sustained while representing India, Mail Today has reported. The others to benefit from the board's decision are Zaheer Khan, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel and Ashish Nehra.

ESPNcricinfo understands that a decision to compensate players who miss the IPL after getting injured while on India duty was taken during thr BCCI's working committee meeting earlier this month. The report quoted an unnamed BCCI official as saying, "A few senior players -- Sachin [Tendulkar], MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, and Ashish Nehra etc. -- had met [Shashank] Manohar [the former BCCI president] and N. Srinivasan before theWorld Cup to discuss a few issues like that of the physios and players' insurance. At the meeting, the players were assured that if any of the contracted players got injured while playing for India, he would get compensation for the money he would thus lose for missing matches for his IPL franchise either in the 2011 IPL or the Champions League T20."

The paper reported that the compensation package for the players totalled Rs 7 crore ($1.26 million).

The board has already insured 37 contracted players for 2012 and pays a premium of approximately Rs 4 crores ($720,000). Tendulkar was not able to take part in CLT20 2011, which his side Mumbai Indians won, due to a toe injury that he sustained during India's tour of England. Zaheer, who was injured during the first day of the Lord's Test in 2011, also missed the tournament while Munaf and Sharma were the other players to pick up injuries from the England tour. Nehra, however, missed the entire IPL2011 season after fracturing his finger during India's semi-final match against Pakistan in the World Cup.

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  • on July 22, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    were is Ishant Sharma????

  • on July 22, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    What about Ishant Sharma... me missed IPL 2012 because he wanted to be fit again when Indian season starts... why doesn't BCCI consider him eligible for this program?

  • on July 21, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    @sameer111111 It is the OPPOSITE. SRT will get paid if he misses those leagues while GETTING INJURED FOR INDIA.

  • on July 21, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    good decision by Bcci ,people will still criticise them ,they would say everything against BCCI,and Indian cricketers but i think this is a good move

  • kassimpradeesh on July 21, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    Then what about Sreesanth, he too also a centrally contracted player

  • Harmony111 on July 21, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    How does all this money become Indian public's money? It is BCCI's money. They earned it by selling a product to the consumers. The consumers first make full use of the product and then object to the way the Seller decides to use its money? What stupid economics is this? IPL is BCCI's brand. It is their prerogative to compensate anyone who misses it due to an injury suffered elsewhere. This will only make players confident that they won't suffer a loss if they don't play in India. Some fans are so much obsessed with anything BCCI does and esp if it involves money. I would say BCCI is doing very well to doubly or triply secure the players from all possible issues. Just because Sachin is a well paid and rich cricketer that does not mean that he too should not be compensated. How would anyone of the fans here feel if their employer says that since they have been paid well by the company in the past so their salary would now be once every 3 months? Would that be a right policy?

  • on July 21, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    its a great decision and bcci should also give compensation to those centrally contracted players those who doesnt play ipl to concentrate on longer formats.it will encourage players to play longer formats

  • venkatesh018 on July 21, 2012, 7:51 GMT

    Great point, Rehan Mandal. Anyone from the BCCI to answer ?

  • on July 21, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    then wat about yuvi who missed last ipl due to injury,he too is a centrally contracted player

  • sandy_bangalore on July 21, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    Compensating multimillionaires! Well done BCCI.

  • on July 22, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    were is Ishant Sharma????

  • on July 22, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    What about Ishant Sharma... me missed IPL 2012 because he wanted to be fit again when Indian season starts... why doesn't BCCI consider him eligible for this program?

  • on July 21, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    @sameer111111 It is the OPPOSITE. SRT will get paid if he misses those leagues while GETTING INJURED FOR INDIA.

  • on July 21, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    good decision by Bcci ,people will still criticise them ,they would say everything against BCCI,and Indian cricketers but i think this is a good move

  • kassimpradeesh on July 21, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    Then what about Sreesanth, he too also a centrally contracted player

  • Harmony111 on July 21, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    How does all this money become Indian public's money? It is BCCI's money. They earned it by selling a product to the consumers. The consumers first make full use of the product and then object to the way the Seller decides to use its money? What stupid economics is this? IPL is BCCI's brand. It is their prerogative to compensate anyone who misses it due to an injury suffered elsewhere. This will only make players confident that they won't suffer a loss if they don't play in India. Some fans are so much obsessed with anything BCCI does and esp if it involves money. I would say BCCI is doing very well to doubly or triply secure the players from all possible issues. Just because Sachin is a well paid and rich cricketer that does not mean that he too should not be compensated. How would anyone of the fans here feel if their employer says that since they have been paid well by the company in the past so their salary would now be once every 3 months? Would that be a right policy?

  • on July 21, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    its a great decision and bcci should also give compensation to those centrally contracted players those who doesnt play ipl to concentrate on longer formats.it will encourage players to play longer formats

  • venkatesh018 on July 21, 2012, 7:51 GMT

    Great point, Rehan Mandal. Anyone from the BCCI to answer ?

  • on July 21, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    then wat about yuvi who missed last ipl due to injury,he too is a centrally contracted player

  • sandy_bangalore on July 21, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    Compensating multimillionaires! Well done BCCI.

  • Romenevans on July 21, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    Use that money on a fast bowler finding campaign and send those panel members in the villages of north india, im sure they'll get plenty of 150kps+ bowlers there, that India has been looking for since their inception in cricket.

  • sameer111111 on July 21, 2012, 6:32 GMT

    Now all Sachin has to do is rest during ODIs and hope to get injured during IPL. Full payment, no questions asked.

  • Alexk400 on July 21, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    Any rule that benefit players good for me. Otherwise it will be taken by adminsitrators who does nothing except playing regional politics.

  • on July 21, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    What a joke, probbly joke of the century........ What will IPL Teams pay to Indian Citizens when the player get injured during IPL???????? Any Explaination @BCCI

  • TATTUs on July 21, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    Good decision. This atleast will prevent injuries from being hidden. Just to add, many here need to read the news and then think about it before commenting. Many here are just seeing "Sa..." and there they go!

  • getsetgopk on July 21, 2012, 4:51 GMT

    At the end of the day, its Indian public's money and is shared among those who did absolutely nothing, do they deserve it? im sure there are alot of needy in India, should have gone there, in my humble opinion though. real funny stuff coming from BCCI these days lol BCCI's enforcing rather, IPL's importance on the rest that IPL is the real deal, forget good or bad performance, you get paid even if you never been to a cricket ground in the whole tournament. Way to go BCCI haha

  • on July 21, 2012, 4:22 GMT

    They could also think about compensating SRT for missing Rajya Sabha sessions on account of playing for India. :P

  • Ashish_514 on July 21, 2012, 3:48 GMT

    What's wrong with that. Only that whenever the words "IPL" and "money" come together, and they always do, people start making noise. It's good for Indian cricket as players will not play in the IPL carrying injuries and will be fit for international matches. Why do we hate people making more money than us? Communists, are we?

  • venkatesh018 on July 21, 2012, 3:40 GMT

    Compensation for playing for India and getting injured? Then what the hell are the BCCI Central Contracts there for? Is it worth the piece of paper it is written on? Is there anything the BCCI thinks apart from the IPL. The Pakistan tour was pencilled in precisely to fast-track the inclusion of Pakistan players into IPL 6. And now this? Tony Greig is bang on in his tirade against India.

  • venkatesh018 on July 21, 2012, 3:35 GMT

    Even by BCCI's own low standards, this is just jaw-dropping news. The prominence of IPL is not cast-in-stone, if ever there was any doubt about it.

  • sumit176 on July 21, 2012, 2:15 GMT

    @mayan priyadarshana ...they can afford to do that also as it is BCCI not your slc

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on July 21, 2012, 2:14 GMT

    Statchin is the epitome of greed. Shame!

  • loudmouth on July 21, 2012, 1:44 GMT

    HAHA! Can't believe the BCCI at times! This is a dangerous sign and tells you exactly where their priorities are - maintaining the IPL and not doing anything to jepodise the huge cash cow it is! Fair enough I guess - it's just T20 doesn't have a whole lot of soul to my taste and we're going to lose some great future Indian Test players because of this. And it's spreading. Already Pietersen wants to miss the NZ Test series in England to get his full season's 2 million from Delhi. Shame.

  • on July 21, 2012, 0:21 GMT

    This is funny to hear.i think this lot of players and administrators going to kill the game by this period by using the money for those who playing now. can argue money was spread our to former players. is there anything for future player and future development of cricket. why tendulkar don't have money??? This guy too much money minded..

  • on July 20, 2012, 22:31 GMT

    Guys,,,,try to understand....its done in order to prevent players from hiding injuries to play in IPL...remember sehwag, gambheer and zaheer...if players would be assured that they would be getting money without playing in IPL,,,,these cases will decrease.....Fantastic decision

  • on July 20, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    hmm compensation for playing for india, serving the nation and getting injured and not able to grab a fat and fast pay cheque in IPL, maybe the players in upcoming years will get anti-injury insurance policies - this trend will be a revolutionary one in cricket.

  • on July 20, 2012, 20:32 GMT

    What a ridiculous scheme. Surely the BCCI's money would be better spent on youth cricket or on sending some young players abroad to play in more 'alien' conditions rather than lining the pockets of already fabulously wealthy young men ? It's not at though Tendulkar is short of a bob or two....

  • Kapil_Choudhary on July 20, 2012, 17:57 GMT

    While the decision obviously sounds ridiculous and makes it seem as though IPL comes first, the fact is that it is based on practical logic. We have seen way too many players continue to play IPL even when they are injured - as thats where the money is - and then sit out of India matches due to aggravated injuries. Virender Sehwag delayed surgery last year, Varun Aaron played this year in IPL despite not having recovered completely. If this policy dissuades players from playing IPL while still carrying injuries (as players will be paid their IPL monies whether they actually play IPL or not), then I am all for it (even though it is wrong on principle as national board should not have to compensate earnings loss due to missing a domestic league)..

  • neerajprasher on July 20, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    WHERE THIS MONEY COMING FROM TO BCCI KEEP GIVING THE MONEY AWAY TO THE CRICKETERS SHOULD DONATE SOME MONEY TO CHARITY FOR GOD SAKE

  • on July 20, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    Um, what are the BCCI trying to do exactly? I think this was totally unnecessary.

  • Cricketfan101 on July 20, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    So by not doing anything these guys get payed

  • lokphy on July 20, 2012, 17:23 GMT

    @asvirk: I like your comment. I would like to add one thing: This compensation scheme is good and in addition to that our main players should not be allowed to play all IPL matches. Play them only in important matches to avoid injuries in IPL. But since they also get chance to earn money through IPL, they should be given full amount they would get while playing all matches. This way also helps to allow local players to show their talents and get experience.

  • on July 20, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    how abt bcci start paying foreign players who misses international games due to ipl injuries

  • on July 20, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    Sachin is getting too avaricious!!!!! High time to throw him out....

  • Nadeem1976 on July 20, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    good decision because BCCI has lots of money and if they don't take care of their players then who will. Great job BCCI. India won the WC because of these players so nothing wrong in giving them money if they get injured during that time frame.

    Awesome job BCCI. ECB just learn from BCCI how to support your players instead of not thinking about KP who just won WC for them. ECB don't deserve any WC any more.

  • Ramski1 on July 20, 2012, 16:29 GMT

    So does that mean the IPL franchises will compensate the BCCI when players injured in the IPL miss India games! Once again the priorities of Indian cricket exposed. In 5 years India will be a shockingly bad test team. Sad state of affairs for Indian test cricket fans.

  • akasavani on July 20, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    unbelievable. BCCI must surely be able to find better excuses to dole out more cash to SRT.

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on July 20, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Looks like even the BCCI is implying, implicitly, that the IPL takes precedence. That playing IPL cricket is as important as playing for Team India. Which is completely wrong.

  • karthick1983 on July 20, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    What happens if a player injures in IPL or CLT20 there by he misses the oppourtunity for representing india.

  • Eat_Sleep_Play_Cricket on July 20, 2012, 15:48 GMT

    This is a wonderful gesture from BCCI.Wow! Glad to know Indian players are looked after by BCCI so well.

  • ttechlaw on July 20, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    This is a pretty unique development. I say this because a cricket player's main job/contractual liability is to play for India/BCCI, and secondary job is IPL duty. If it was soccer or NBA, where a player is contracted to play for his club through the year, and is only lent for part time duty to represent one's country, I can understand players being compensated for missing playing time, sort of a disability insurance coverage. If one of the team members of the US basketball team get's injured during the oncoming Olympics, he is NOT going to be compensated for missing time by United States Basketball Federation. This incestous relationship between BCCI and IPL's governing board must stop. Otherwise IPL will lose credibility and ruin a great league. IPL truly must be independently run. Just my two aannaas.

  • on July 20, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    I am sorry to say abundance of funds doesn't mean wasting it in such things. Aren't these players been paid enough already? These funds can be spent to improve cricket infrastructure within India and to groom new talent on all levels. Look at Indian bowling, especially fast bowlers. Even Bangladeshi spinners are better than their Indian counterparts.

  • asvirk on July 20, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    A very commendable decision to compensate the contracted players who receive injuries while playing for India, such compensation must be given to not only to the contracted players but all the players receiving injuries while playing for India. But giving such compensation for not able to play in IPL is unthinkable for giving prudence to IPL over nation. IPL has not been given Window by ICC yet. Rather it should be other way round, any contracted player unable to play for India on account of having received injuries while playing IPL should be compensated by his Franchise but even the Franchise must compensate the Board for unavailabilty of such player. Nation come first and not IPL.

  • dheerajshetty on July 20, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    So will the IPL teams compensate Indian Fans when they pick up injuries during IPL games?

  • on July 20, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    Old age struck me (much worse than a toe injury, or side strain) before I could develop enough cricketing talents to play either in IPL or Champions trophy. Will I get compensation, from BCCI? Since, I am not rich enough, perhaps not!

  • VSinha29 on July 20, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    hahaha..this is hilarious!! give that money to some lesser known domestic players

  • correctcall on July 20, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    And Vice Versa Mr Srinivasan ?????

  • on July 20, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    why is Yuvraj not in the list?

  • Romenevans on July 20, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    LOL, Do they even need that money? BCCI sounds like a treasure for all these players.....Money rain just never seems to stop...no matter if you perform or not....bank account just keep ticking.

  • Srini88 on July 20, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Outright arrogance and unnecessary. I think they dont know what to do with surplus money. Indian Govt should cancel all subsidies to the BCCI

  • shayom2001 on July 20, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    I don't feel these players should be compensated...anyways there are getting so so much of money....so what is again the need for compensation....really don't understand....rather BCCI should try to donate this amount to the past lesser known players....that would really be a nobel gesture....

  • Tomek on July 20, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    Could the BCCI honestly be ANY more laughable? I mean really, how will these cricketers feed their kids without this 'compensation'...? We should do a whip around, I'm sure we could buy some dahl lest Dhoni not be able to eat!

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  • Tomek on July 20, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    Could the BCCI honestly be ANY more laughable? I mean really, how will these cricketers feed their kids without this 'compensation'...? We should do a whip around, I'm sure we could buy some dahl lest Dhoni not be able to eat!

  • shayom2001 on July 20, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    I don't feel these players should be compensated...anyways there are getting so so much of money....so what is again the need for compensation....really don't understand....rather BCCI should try to donate this amount to the past lesser known players....that would really be a nobel gesture....

  • Srini88 on July 20, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    Outright arrogance and unnecessary. I think they dont know what to do with surplus money. Indian Govt should cancel all subsidies to the BCCI

  • Romenevans on July 20, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    LOL, Do they even need that money? BCCI sounds like a treasure for all these players.....Money rain just never seems to stop...no matter if you perform or not....bank account just keep ticking.

  • on July 20, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    why is Yuvraj not in the list?

  • correctcall on July 20, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    And Vice Versa Mr Srinivasan ?????

  • VSinha29 on July 20, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    hahaha..this is hilarious!! give that money to some lesser known domestic players

  • on July 20, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    Old age struck me (much worse than a toe injury, or side strain) before I could develop enough cricketing talents to play either in IPL or Champions trophy. Will I get compensation, from BCCI? Since, I am not rich enough, perhaps not!

  • dheerajshetty on July 20, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    So will the IPL teams compensate Indian Fans when they pick up injuries during IPL games?

  • asvirk on July 20, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    A very commendable decision to compensate the contracted players who receive injuries while playing for India, such compensation must be given to not only to the contracted players but all the players receiving injuries while playing for India. But giving such compensation for not able to play in IPL is unthinkable for giving prudence to IPL over nation. IPL has not been given Window by ICC yet. Rather it should be other way round, any contracted player unable to play for India on account of having received injuries while playing IPL should be compensated by his Franchise but even the Franchise must compensate the Board for unavailabilty of such player. Nation come first and not IPL.