The Board of Control for Cricket in India hosted their 8th BCCI Apex Council Meeting (Emergent Meeting) on Sunday (January 20). Among the key matters discussed in the meeting was the compensation for the domestic players and financial support to athletes participating in the Olympics.
“Apart from deciding on financially supporting the athletes going into the Olympics, it was also decided that a committee will be formed to decide the fate of domestic players who need to be compensated for the loss of income due to COVID-19. There needs to be clarity on a couple of factors which the committee will provide and once that is done, you can expect the domestic cricketers to get their due,” a source in the know of developments told new agency ANI.
Apart from this, BCCI has decided to approach the International Cricket Council (ICC) to seek to host three events in the next cycle of Futures Tours Programme (FTP).
Here are the highlights of the decisions taken by the cricket governing body at their 8th BCCI Apex Council Meeting:
1. Support to Indian Contingent for Tokyo Olympics: The BCCI has decided to support Indian athletes participating in the forthcoming summer Olympics that is scheduled to be held in Tokyo from 23 July to 8th August 2021. BCCI decided to take the step based on the request received from the IOA/MYAS. It will extend support of Rs. 10 crores to the Indian Olympic Association.
2. Formation of Committee for compensation to Domestic Cricketers: The Apex Council will form a committee to look into the issue of compensation for Indian domestic cricketer, whose incomes were affected in light of the COVID-19 pandemic for the domestic seasons 2020 and 2021. The BCCI Apex Council has mandated its Office Bearers to form the committee and develop a compensatory mechanism for the players.
3. Meeting with ICC regarding the hosting of three events of the FTP: BCCI has decided to approach ICC to discuss their plan of hosting three events in the next cycle of the Futures Tours Programme (FTP).