Former cricketer, Rohan Gavaskar believes that much like BCCI, the state associations should also come up with annual contracts for domestic cricket players. He recently shared three posts on Twitter to address the issue.
Amidst the current situation in India with regards to Covid-19, domestic cricket is on a halt. It has resulted in the domestic players being left with very less amount of income.
“All state associations should have annual contracts with their players like the BCCI does with the Indian team. A,B,C categories . If state contracts are not there then it is impossible to make payments to domestic players in such a situation,” tweeted the former Bengal skipper.
“How does one determine who would have played the entire season? Could some senior players have been dropped midway? What about the youngsters who may have made their debuts? Will, they do not get anything? What happens to the white ball specialists? The red ball specialists” tweeted Gavaskar.
Gavaskar concluded by saying: “The state associations need to look after their players. The domestic players are the ones who really keep the game going. They have to be taken care of. Start annual contracts for them.”
Rohan Gavaskar has represented India in 11 ODIs, scoring 151 runs. Besides, he has a solitary wicket to his name in his international cricket career. Speaking of his first-class cricket career, he has played 117 first-class matches, scoring 6938 runs at an average of 44. 19.
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