First-Class Cricketers Of India To Have Contract System – Sourav Ganguly
There comes a massive news for the First-class cricketers of India. The new President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India Sourav Ganguly set to bring a contract system for the first-class cricketers to give them financial stability and push for the youngsters to take the sport as their career.
Sourav Ganguly had noticed that the financial health of domestic cricketers was paramount and he wanted to increase their match fees. Certainly, it will be a massive help for the youngsters, who are trying to make their dreams come true.
There is a lot of work going on – Sourav Ganguly
Speaking of the same, Sourav Ganguly quoted that it required at least a couple of weeks to bring the new change to the Indian Cricket. The former skipper of India has took charge as the BCCI president recently and already implemented quite a few changes.Sourav Ganguly. Credit: Twitter
In this particular issue, he wants to arrange a committee, who will look after the financial needs of the cricketers. Further, the president added saying that there is a lot of working going on behind the scenes in order to give the best to the Indian Cricket.
“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.(Credits: PTI)
“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). The domestic cricketers get 13% distributed among them from the gross revenue earned by BCCI through broadcast rights.