Vastavam web: India captain Virat Kohli and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are set to request COA chief Vinod Rai for a substantial hike in the central contracts but it may be easier said than done as it is going to require the approval of the general body of BCCI.The Indian cricketers’ central contracts saw a two-fold rise with top players in group A earning Rs 2 crore annually.The COA, in its third Status Report submitted to the Supreme Court on April 6, had stated about the proposed recommendations on restructuring of central contracts.
“Unlike reports that players want share from the IPL broadcast revenue, they have never ever said anything like that. Yes, they have spoken about a respectable rise. The COA also understands that their payment structure needs revision,” a senior BCCI office bearer, who has been in touch with skipper Kohli, told today.”Now let’s consider a situation wherein Virat or MS requests Mr Rai to consider a pay hike. He can easily tell them that he had already given his recommendations to the Supreme Court in COA’s third Status Report. Now any fund disbursement of the BCCI would require approval of the General Body.
“A Special General Meeting needs to be summoned where all the members will be taking a call. This is as per constitution of BCCI,” the official said.The Indian players believe that someone like Cheteshwar Pujara, who doesn’t have a lucrative IPL contract, needs to be adequately compensated for his skills at the ultimate format Test cricket.