India news July 20, 2012

BCCI to pay top players who missed IPL due to injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 on July 22, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    were is Ishant Sharma????

  • Dummy4 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?

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy4 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

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

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

  • Harmon 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?

  • Dummy4 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 will encourage players to play longer formats

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

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

  • Dummy4 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 on July 21, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    Compensating multimillionaires! Well done BCCI.

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