Contract system for first-class cricketers in India soon says Ganguly

back icon
safari
29 Oct 2019 | 07:29 AM
author

Contract system for first-class cricketers in India soon says Ganguly

Ganguly stressed that the financial health of domestic cricketers was paramount and he wanted to increase their match fees

heart

Share

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Monday hinted that a contract system will soon be in place for the thousands of first-class cricketers in India, providing them a much needed sense of security. 

Ganguly, in his first interview to the PTI, had mentioned that the financial health of domestic cricketers was paramount and he wanted to increase their match fees. 

In a move that could be a game-changer for domestic cricketers, the BCCI president wants to bring in a secured structured payment system just like the annual central contract for the country’s top international cricketers. 

“We will bring in a contract system for first-class cricketers. We (office-bearers) will ask the new finance (sub) committee to prepare a contract system,” Ganguly told PTI during an exclusive interaction. 

“It’s just been four-five days and in between there was a Diwali break. It will take about two weeks to assess everything and move forward. There is a lot of work going on,” the BCCI president said. 

Currently, a domestic cricketer annually earns around Rs 25 to 30 lakh depending on the matches played. The match fee for a first-class game is Rs 35,000 per day (excluding the daily allowance) and the domestic cricketers get 13 percent distributed amongst them from the gross revenue earned by BCCI through broadcast rights. 

However in a big country like India, working out modalities for contract system will be a complex ask as every state has different working mechanism. 

Whether the BCCI draws a broad outline for gradation of the players or instructs the state units to do the same, Ganguly is moving in the right direction.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Sourav GangulyBCCI president Sourav GangulyContract system for first-class cricketers

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
I am sure Rohit is mature enough to do what is best for him: Ganguly
The BCCI president said that the board will do everything possible to get an "asset like Rohit" back in the park
userPTI
03 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
IPL could be held in front of empty stands, working on all options: Ganguly to state units
"The BCCI will come up with more details in next couple of weeks," he added
userPTI
11 Jun 2020
safari
NEWS
Ganguly says playing under pressure tougher than BCCI president's job
Batting great Sunil Gavsakar, who successfully stood up to some of the best fast bowlers of all time, also felt administration is easier
userPTI
14 Jan 2020
safari
NEWS
Ganguly dismisses speculations of rift with Shastri
The duo had a fallout when Shastri had applied for the role of head coach in 2016
userPTI
06 Dec 2019
safari
NEWS
Day-Night Test: Ganguly hopeful, BCB set to take final call
The Test is scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens from November 22-26
userPTI
28 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Kohli has agreed to play Day-Night Tests says Ganguly
He had a meeting with Kohli in Mumbai where the idea was floated
userPTI
25 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Sourav Ganguly officially takes charge as BCCI president
The former star will head Indian cricket administration for the next nine months
userPTI
23 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Ganguly can bring lot of improvements as BCCI president: Saha
The former Indian captain will take charge as BCCI president soon
userPTI
19 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
Less is more - Ganguly on hosting WC every three years
ICC is also planning to organise T20 World Cup every year
userPTI
16 Oct 2019
safari
NEWS
It's time to set right BCCI's image: Ganguly
The former India captain would be at helm for a mere nine months
userPTI
14 Oct 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved