India news August 9, 2012

BCCI summons RCB over player payments

ESPNcricinfo staff

The BCCI has asked IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore to get NOCs from its players on a revised payment schedule. As reported by ESPNcricinfo, several India and overseas players contracted to the franchise, including team captain Daniel Vettori, have not been paid the first installment of their salaries for the 2012 season.

"The IPL governing council today summoned the RCB officials to the governing council meeting to discuss on the players' payment issue," a senior governing council member told PTI. "After discussions, the BCCI has asked RCB to get 'No Objection Certificate' from the cricketers on the revised payment schedule. The franchise has promised that they would produce the NOC in some time."

"The BCCI can still wait for its yearly franchise fee but it is unfair if the players' salaries are not paid on time," the official said.

The players affected include those from India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. It is believed that Chris Gayle, though, has been paid his contracted amount.

Under every identical IPL contract, signed between the player, the franchise and the IPL, the players are due 15% of their fee for the season by April 1 (before the IPL or very early into it), 50% by May 1 (during the IPL or towards its end), 20% after the Champions League and 15% by December 1. It is understood that the players emailed the management after the season finished in May, but did not receive a straightforward response. Royal Challengers' franchise owners, the UB group, have recently hit financial strife, with owner Vijay Mallya's airline found to be in debt of $1.3b.

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  • Torsha on August 10, 2012, 22:14 GMT

    Get over it guys. Just don't come over here to bash IPL. Your criticism won't be hear by anyone. IPL is better than any league out there.

  • Tanvirul hoque on August 10, 2012, 19:00 GMT

    What??only 13 comments(including mine) ???in an indian article???!!! Oh. . . .if the article had some link with SRT then there would've been flood of comments!!!!

  • Dummy4 on August 10, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    To be honest, all these T20 leagues are ruining International Cricket or actually disrupting it. Can't believe Cricket is in such a bad state especially when too much Politics is involved something I'm not at all fond off.

  • Murshed on August 10, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    Haha, what goes around comes around, where are all you BPL mockers now?? IPL is a shamble, the so called "pride of India" is nothing but a charlaton.

  • Vikram on August 10, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    As a psychiatry student , I can easily understand the comments made by fellow fans from various countries, they know this is just a private franchise issue , as the team owner is going through private troubles (1.3billion$ for gods sake loss) But the denial and anger , jealousy is coming to the surface from its hiding place faster than the speed of Christ gayles hundred!!! :). Cricinfo please publish

  • sameer on August 10, 2012, 11:43 GMT

    I am assuming the payers will be paid one way or another considering all IPL franchises have submitted some sort of 'bank guarantee' to BCCI. If things go south really that bad, BCCI should easily be able to pay them with that cash and maybe invite new business groups to take up Bangalore franchise. 'If', they go that bad, that is... But either way, the players should get their fee even in the worst case scenario. Which I think is good

  • Tanvirul hoque on August 10, 2012, 11:30 GMT

    Hahaha! It's really funny to see indians backing IPL When at the same time,they made fun of BPL payment issue. . . . . .

  • sumit on August 10, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    anyways pak players will be ready to play in ipl even if they wont get single penny

  • Amjad on August 10, 2012, 10:07 GMT

    haha pathetic IPL and its pathetic franchises

  • Shitij on August 10, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    @cindo77, I hope RCB clear the dues, even if they make part payment that will be more than what the player will get it in "Once upon a time there was BPL"

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