BCCI clears players' due match fees for the 2020-21 season

The BCCI has started clearing the long-standing dues of the domestic cricketers who suffered financially after the 2020-21 season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The BCCI has started clearing the long-standing dues of the domestic cricketers who suffered financially after the 2020-21 season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Indian cricketers struggled financially after the Ranji Trophy has canceled last year for the first time in its history. The women's T20 games were also curtailed due to the pandemic.

In September last, the BCCI had said that the cricketers who participated in the 2019-20 season will be getting 50 percent match fees as compensation for the 2020-21 season.

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"BCCI has started clearing the compensation amount due for not having the red ball tournament last season."

A senior BCCI official told PTI

"A lot of players have started receiving money. Meanwhile, there are still a lot of players who would be getting the payments. The process is expected to be completed in the next few weeks."

"The process is for state units to raise the invoice. The invoice is based on all those who had played in the season prior to COVID-19. The state units that raised invoices to BCCI have already had its players receiving money in their accounts"

The BCCI official said

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BCCI clears pending match fees of 2020-21 COVID-affected domestic season ahead of Ranji Trophy

The new Ranji Trophy season is set to be played from January 13 to March 17. The Ranji will be played across seven venues. However, a change in schedule cannot be ruled out given the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.

The BCCI had earlier decided to increase the match fee of the players during its Apex Council meeting in September. Meanwhile, it follows the recommendations made by the working committee comprising former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, Yudhvir Singh, Santosh Menon, Jaydev Shah, Avishek Dalmiya, Rohan Jaitley, and Devajit Saikia.

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According to the new pay slabs, the senior men will earn between Rs 40,000 to 60,000 per day of cricket. However, the senior women are set to receive up to Rs 20,000 per day.

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