The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) held a meeting on Monday to discuss some major issues concerning Indian Cricket. The compensation packages to the domestic cricketers due to the cancellation for the 2020-21 season was something that took priority. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announced that the board has decided that all those cricketers who participated in the 2019-20 domestic season will get a 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for the 2020-21 season loss.
BCCI secretary, Jay Shah took to Twitter to make the announcement. He wrote,
“I am pleased to announce the hike in match fee for domestic cricketers. Seniors – INR 60,000 (above 40 matches). Under 23- INR 25,000, Under 19 – INR 20,000 #BCCIApexCouncil. Cricketers who participated in the 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation,” Jay Shah tweeted.
The working committee was formed by the BCCI to look into the compensation package of 50 per cent of the total match fee. The committee comprised of former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin, Santosh Menon, Jaydev Shah, Yudhvir Singh, Rohan Jaitley, Avishek Dalmiya, and Devajit Saikia.
Earlier, BCCI announced that India will play two additional T20 matches against Australia and England before the start of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
“Two practice matches will be played before the World Cup. We can’t give more details about it yet. Practice matches could be organized on October 18 and October 20. A public announcement would soon be made on this,” a BCCI official stated.
As per reports, India will be playing a practice match against England on 18th October in Dubai, followed by another T20I against Australia in Dubai on October 20. Both the matches will be telecasted on Star Sports Network.
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