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New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli had spoken to BCCI ahead of the Champions Trophy and asked them to look into the financial condition of India players who play only one format of the game. And his vision is close to seeing the light of the day as BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry proposed a restructured plan at the board’s financial committee meeting on Friday that looks at the interest of Indian players who are restricted to playing one format and are not regulars in all three formats of the game.
 

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Speaking to CricketNext, a senior BCCI official who has had a few discussions with Kohli on the issue said that Kohli’s concern about players playing just one format and those playing Ranji Trophy made sense as the youngsters who play the IPL have their position taken care of, thanks to the immense popularity of the cash-rich T20 league.

 

“Just prior to the Champions Trophy, then head coach Anil Kumble had proposed a pay hike plan for centrally contracted player that also spoke about the captain getting paid extra for his role as leader. That is when Anirudh spoke to Kohli about the matter as it was hard to believe that a team-man like Kohli would be on the same page as Kumble on the captain getting paid extra for discharging the captain's responsibility. In fact, Kohli went on to say that every player's interest should be taken care of, but especially those who play just one format should be priority.

“Anirudh and Kohli’s thought process definitely match and he has come out with this proposal which not only looks at the interest of players like Cheteshwar Pujara — only plays the Test format — but also of Ranji Trophy players. It is an issue that was also brought up by Harbhajan Singh as he saw the poor pay structure in domestic cricket,” the official said.

In fact, the idea is to create a Test player fund wherein money will come through IPL auctions. Explaining the process, the official said: “We will have a cap on the fee for uncapped Indian players and foreign players. The franchise is free to bid for the player to any extent, but the player will only get what is allowed as per the cap and the rest of the money will go to the fund.”

Asked if this was also a move to ensure that young cricketers don’t start giving T20 cricket priority, the official said: “Well priorities are for the cricketers to decide. Our job is to pass the right signal and there is no two-way about it that we are as much focused on being the No.1 team in Test cricket as we are keen to dominate the 50-over and T20 format. There should be no wrong signal to any player that playing franchise cricket is more lucrative than playing the longer format.”

But all this can happen only after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators approve of the proposal. “Things have changed and it is no longer the BCCI officials who get to take the final call. It has to be sent to the COA for approval and only then can Kohli and BCCI’s vision see the light of the day,” the official signed off.


 

 

kohli :hail: 

 

http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/bcci-acts-on-virat-kohlis-idea-plans-special-pay-for-only-test-players-1540417.html

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38 minutes ago, RAZPOR said:

Well credit to kohli if he indeed work for this.

IIRC it was actually Kumble's idea, and Virat only endorsed it.   But lets erase Anil Kumble's tenure from memory, even remove him from official photographs, soviet style.   And the propaganda to glorify the current captain, Mr. Wrogn, can continue.   

 

Rukawat ke liye khed hai!

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8 minutes ago, sandeep said:

IIRC it was actually Kumble's idea, and Virat only endorsed it.   But lets erase Anil Kumble's tenure from memory, even remove him from official photographs, soviet style.   And the propaganda to glorify the current captain, Mr. Wrogn, can continue.   

 

Rukawat ke liye khed hai!

Hey Sashtri uncle will love it...

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3 minutes ago, Vilander said:

So basically steal from young players in t20 and give to test players..why cant established players give a certain percentage ?..

All this for pujara.

Why should bcci cut money from any player? Doesn't bcci make enough already.

 

How fair is it for bcci to cut money from players when they do not allow Indian players to play in other t20 tournaments?

 

You restrict them to ipl and cut money from them.

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Wait a minute. If suppose an uncapped player, say, Thampi gets picked up for 5 crores and he need to share his money with Pujara? 

But where will all the broadcast money in BCCI goes? Shouldn't they be channeling that money to fund Ranji players?

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Absolutely disgusting news if true, BCCI stealing money from young T20 players for paying domestic players will be a infuriating and illogical  step, But this has been the thinking of most of the people in our country. On every online news about IPL or player salaries, you can read the level of vitroil posted by our fellow countrymen who diss and tell that such money should not be paid. Anyone making good money, being successful is looked at scornfully and few expletives are thrown towards the person or his family if they are in business.

 

The thousand years of foreign rule followed by the socialist Nehruvian experiments with our country has really messed up the basic economic thinking of most of the general population, it will take us a thousand years to get out of this mentality.

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I think creating a mechanism to provide higher compensation to test players is good.  Especially for test bowlers.  Else why should bowlers work on their test bowling skills, where they have to bowl 5 times more overs, for 1/10th the pay they could get by playing in T20s?   

 

But the way this is proposed - robbing the young ones and phoren players, is wrong.  Is the BCCI so short on cash that they can't take a few crores from its billions in earnings for this fund?   

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Only grade-A crooks in BCCI can come up with this strategy and this guy is even taking a dig at Kumble. 

Kohli is only supporting this idea cuz for seniors to have some monopoly over the youngsters, that much is obvious. 

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1 minute ago, goose said:

On the face of it i like the intent here. If you want to earn the big bucks you have to earn your stripes at test level first. It literally makes the Indian test cap worth more.

Yes, the idea is good.  but paying for it by capping the earnings of young players is outrageous.  

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36 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Yes, the idea is good.  but paying for it by capping the earnings of young players is outrageous.  

when you say young players i assume you mean uncapped players. why is it outrageous? in order to promote tests you have to suppress the T20 monster.

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56 minutes ago, sandeep said:

I think creating a mechanism to provide higher compensation to test players is good.  Especially for test bowlers.  Else why should bowlers work on their test bowling skills, where they have to bowl 5 times more overs, for 1/10th the pay they could get by playing in T20s?   

 

But the way this is proposed - robbing the young ones and phoren players, is wrong.  Is the BCCI so short on cash that they can't take a few crores from its billions in earnings for this fund?   

Problem is no one watches them toil. Thats where problem lies. Howevever principally I agree with the view that if a player can make to Indian test team, He should be financially rewarded, atleast enough to class him richer than most IPL stars

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1 hour ago, mishra said:

Problem is no one watches them toil. Thats where problem lies. Howevever principally I agree with the view that if a player can make to Indian test team, He should be financially rewarded, atleast enough to class him richer than most IPL stars

If you are only judging value by the number of people watching, then porn should rule the academy awards and film festivals.  

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1 hour ago, goose said:

when you say young players i assume you mean uncapped players. why is it outrageous? in order to promote tests you have to suppress the T20 monster.

No.  You don't have to "suppress" the monster.  You can milk it.   This is the haraami BCCI babus being stingy, wanting to pay for the extra salaries by taking it from other players.  BCCI has deep coffers.  Its sitting on billions.  You barely need a chunk of its interest income from money that is just sitting in banks, to pay for this.  Why take it from players?  

 

If you want to institute salary caps, thats fine.  But you know that teams are going to find creative ways to attract the top talent in the presence of salary caps.  They are hard to enforce.   

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This is idiotic.Why take away from other players? Is it the fault of someone like Stoke that he is good enough for 3 formats.What happens if the Indian uncapped player becomes capped after few weeks?

 

Pujara not able to play T20 is his limitation and not his strength. Cant be paying players for their weaknesses.

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Why are they taking it away from players, if that happens which player would want to come.What are these communistic theories, they have enough money from TV deals they should be using it if they are so interested in doing something for test players.

 

While I understand what they are trying to do, how they are trying to solve it is totally wrong.

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2 hours ago, sandeep said:

If you are only judging value by the number of people watching, then porn should rule the academy awards and film festivals.  

Thats a bit harsh comparison as some may call that other way round.  Porn industry do not subsidise mainstream cinema. Main stream cinema sustains itself.

And acting Talent aspiring to be part of mainstream on failure may ends up in porn industry. 

 

Finally, who are you to decide that ur preferrence is not Porn but others ones should be called Porn

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fully back kohli.

 

somebody like Surya kumar yadav earns more than Che pujara. How is that right?

 

Cant say for Ranji players, but would like to see test specialists get a flat rate of 5 crore a year. Will encourage people like Rahane to fully concentrate on one format he excels in rather than trying to cement his place in the ODIs side (or even up on the bench). Same with Vijay or even somebody like a Saha. Might even encourage somebody like Ashwin to concentrate on being India's test premier.

 

Rahane Vijay Ashwin Shami Saha Pujara should be test only players. Reward them accordingly. 5 crore a year is enough incentive financially to specialize in a single craft. IPL contract is a bonus.

 

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14 minutes ago, G_B_ said:

fully back kohli.

 

somebody like Surya kumar yadav earns more than Che pujara. How is that right?

 

Cant say for Ranji players, but would like to see test specialists get a flat rate of 5 crore a year. Will encourage people like Rahane to fully concentrate on one format he excels in rather than trying to cement his place in the ODIs side (or even up on the bench). Same with Vijay or even somebody like a Saha. Might even encourage somebody like Ashwin to concentrate on being India's test premier.

 

Rahane Vijay Ashwin Shami Saha Pujara should be test only players. Reward them accordingly. 5 crore a year is enough incentive financially to specialize in a single craft. IPL contract is a bonus.

 

 

How does Surya Kumar Yadav earns more than Pujara?

 

 

 

Whether one wants to be test only or not that decision is to be his and not anyone else's.

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5 hours ago, Lannister said:

Wait a minute. If suppose an uncapped player, say, Thampi gets picked up for 5 crores and he need to share his money with Pujara? 

But where will all the broadcast money in BCCI goes? Shouldn't they be channeling that money to fund Ranji players?

Wait another minute, uncapped players like Thampi will only ever be offered 5 crore (at this very junior stage in his career) because BCCI put a limit on the number of foreign players per side. Had these limitations not existed, the value of the majority of Indian IPL players would be significantly reduced. So if the BCCI conspires to give youngsters a value above their true open market value, it also make sense for them to cut into this. Also if youngster can make loads of money bolwing 4 overs per match, why would anyone in India ever want to play international and particularly test cricket?

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1 hour ago, mishra said:

Thats a bit harsh comparison as some may call that other way round.  Porn industry do not subsidise mainstream cinema. Main stream cinema sustains itself.

And acting Talent aspiring to be part of mainstream on failure may ends up in porn industry. 

 

Finally, who are you to decide that ur preferrence is not Porn but others ones should be called Porn

Don't take it personally.  Its just a metaphor.  If you don't think test cricket has value, or its not important to have a strong Indian team for tests, then we are on different sides of this issue.  

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14 minutes ago, mancalledsting said:

Also if youngster can make loads of money bolwing 4 overs per match, why would anyone in India ever want to play international and particularly test cricket?

This is the key issue.  Why would any one invest their energy and time developing a game for test cricket.  Forget about whether a Pujara or Ashwin deserves to be paid more.  We need to think about the next generation.  Why should a kid with talent bother trying to become the next Mitch Johnson, when he can just be Tymal Mills?   

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So why should a youngster lose money because Kohli says so. In tests there is a spot for 15. In IPL there is for 100's. Test format cannot stand on its own. Pujara is boring to watch. Either he improves his games or settle for less money is his business. Kohli has made millions and he wants younsters to pay for it. Shame.

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This is definitely one of the better ideas I have seen of late and is much needed. Test cricket, despite all the T20 hoopla, continues to remain the premier format. A Test series win in Australia or South Africa is >>>>>>>>>... repeat 100 times >>> T20 series wins there. 

 

Test cricket is its own format and requires its own skills. Its high time we encourage players to continue to be Test specialists by making sure we cover sufficient of their income shortfall from T20 leagues. This can also serve as a boost for our fast bowlers who we want to preserve for Tests. Hope players like Shami and Pujara can benefit from this scheme. 

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6 minutes ago, Texan said:

This is definitely one of the better ideas I have seen of late and is much needed. Test cricket, despite all the T20 hoopla, continues to remain the premier format. A Test series win in Australia or South Africa is >>>>>>>>>... repeat 100 times >>> T20 series wins there. 

 

Test cricket is its own format and requires its own skills. Its high time we encourage players to continue to be Test specialists by making sure we cover sufficient of their income shortfall from T20 leagues. This can also serve as a boost for our fast bowlers who we want to preserve for Tests. Hope players like Shami and Pujara can benefit from this scheme. 

Thing is no one is saying that test shouldn't be more rewarding. But to make it more rewarding, you don't need to suppress T20. Simply pay higher salaries to test salaries without bringing IPL in the picture. That should still encourage players to play tests.

 

For ex - say if

IPL player auctioned for 6 crores

IPL player gets 2 crores

Test players earns 1 crores

Test player gets 4 crores extra from IPL player to make total earning 5 crores.

 

Instead of doing this BCCI can allow IPL player to keep their 6 crores and pay 7 crores to test players separately. It will encourage players to try for tests and it will actually reward players who are good in all formats. Players will try to become better player in all formats rather than being tuk tuk one trick pony.

 

 

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3 hours ago, mancalledsting said:

Wait another minute, uncapped players like Thampi will only ever be offered 5 crore (at this very junior stage in his career) because BCCI put a limit on the number of foreign players per side. Had these limitations not existed, the value of the majority of Indian IPL players would be significantly reduced. So if the BCCI conspires to give youngsters a value above their true open market value, it also make sense for them to cut into this. Also if youngster can make loads of money bolwing 4 overs per match, why would anyone in India ever want to play international and particularly test cricket?

Its not just about youngsters, most of them won't even make it into Indian team considering the amount of players we have participating and not to mention the selector's reluctance to give youngsters a chance. 

Kohli selected the same set of players even in dead rubbers, so how will these guys ever hope to receive caps.

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1 hour ago, Trichromatic said:

Thing is no one is saying that test shouldn't be more rewarding. But to make it more rewarding, you don't need to suppress T20. Simply pay higher salaries to test salaries without bringing IPL in the picture. That should still encourage players to play tests.

 

For ex - say if

IPL player auctioned for 6 crores

IPL player gets 2 crores

Test players earns 1 crores

Test player gets 4 crores extra from IPL player to make total earning 5 crores.

 

Instead of doing this BCCI can allow IPL player to keep their 6 crores and pay 7 crores to test players separately. It will encourage players to try for tests and it will actually reward players who are good in all formats. Players will try to become better player in all formats rather than being tuk tuk one trick pony.

 

 

Okay. That's about the execution. Yes, I agree the process to fund this seems flawed. Ultimately, I feel what BCCI can do is to give little to nothing in terms of match fees for T20s and use that money to fund more fees for Test matches. They could also use the higher revenue generated from media rights of IPL to fund more Test match fees. I agree in principle that the method described in OP is flawed. You should not take a player's "share" and distribute it to others. It should rather come from a common pool like ones obtained from media rights or other revenue sources for the BCCI.

 

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12 minutes ago, Texan said:

Okay. That's about the execution. Yes, I agree the process to fund this seems flawed. Ultimately, I feel what BCCI can do is to give little to nothing in terms of match fees for T20s and use that money to fund more fees for Test matches. They could also use the higher revenue generated from media rights of IPL to fund more Test match fees. I agree in principle that the method described in OP is flawed. You should not take a player's "share" and distribute it to others. It should rather come from a common pool like ones obtained from media rights or other revenue sources for the BCCI.

 

Yes, but probably some people think that players are already earning big, so cut down their share and divide equally instead of using other revenue sources. 

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Glad. Want to see these IPL circus clowns cut to size. Use them to milk cash and take away their $$$ to fund our test guns like Pujara. The greatness of a cricketing nation is determined by test stats and ODI WCs. We have done well in the latter but in tests we have sucked historically. Time to set right our test record, IPL retards can go cry me a river. A test win against Toygers is worth more than 100 editions of these circus leagues like IPL, BBL, CPL etc. 

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BCCI sniping from Kohli's shoulder. Cricketers who excel in T20 format should not have to subsidize test cricketers. There is nothing 'wrong' (or right) about Suryakumar Yadav making more than Pujara. It just is. No need for income redistribution schemes.

 

Test cricketers deserve a larger pay packet, and that increase should come from BCCI's own income. Not through penalizing those earn their wages in the IPL.

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12 hours ago, sandeep said:

Don't take it personally.  Its just a metaphor.  If you don't think test cricket has value, or its not important to have a strong Indian team for tests, then we are on different sides of this issue.  

Honestly, I am not! I am just trying to put things from POV of not  fan of either t20 or tests. If ICC has ruled that state can not meddle into financing affairs and individual boards should earn their own money then that should be it.

 

I am fedup with idea every test fan somehow assume that test cricket is what cricket should be all about and test cricket stars have automatic right over earning of other formats.

 

Test cricket is absolutely unsustainable. If it wasnt down to odis and t20s, one thing i can say for certain is that ground at Mumbai Central would have been sold to real estate developers to make high rises.

 

Find out reason for test cricket is unsustainable and you have the answer.

 

For example odi world CUP/t20 world cup, champions trophy etc makes massive money, But all revenues are feeding ICC and then xfred to various Boards. In test arena, ICC is sitting on pathetic excuse of not being able to conduct global test series, instead of taking the  revenues from Ashes, Border Gavaskar trophy, Gandhi Mandela Trophy and then redistributing.

 

What I am saying is ICC should come up with some"Grand Slam Test Series" series like "Grand Slams in Lawn Tennis". But it hasnt got balls to utter such ideas to ECB or CA. Because it can only hire likes of Snake Manohar who can leech off on BCCI /Indian Corruption.

 

 

 

 

 

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To extend above I would say ICC should mandate that Ashes, Border Gavaskar, Gandhi Mandela are three "Grand slams" with maximum points to winner and they can have option of one more Grand Slam test series for Asian teams only and tell PCB to mend its ways if they want to qualify or play in Subcontinental "Grand Slam"

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