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26 May 2021
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has dismissed the reports suggesting that four Indian Women cricketers, previously on the central contracts list have not been paid for eight months, the period in which the entire team was without a retainer contract.
"This is absolutely false. Every player is paid in accordance with the terms of the contract with the BCCI,” ANI quoted a board official on the conditions of anonymity. A report in United Kingdom’s daily The Telegraph claimed on May 25 that four Indian players i.e. Veda Krishnamurthy, Hemalatha Dayalan, Anuja Patil and Ekta Bisht, who have not been named in BCCI’s 2021-22 central contract list for India Women, would not be paid their salaries from October 2020 to May 2021.
The basis for the claim was the fact that it was the same period in which the Indian Women’s contract had ended and BCCI renewed it only in May this year. Since the renewed contract didn’t feature these players’ name and neither were they part of the only series the team played during this period, hence they would receive no payment from BCCI.
Refuting these claims, the BCCI official said, “The payments have been made for the contracted period. The claim made in the story essentially assumes that a contract existed for almost eight months for which they would not be paid. This is incorrect, and I can only conclude that this is on the back of incorrect advice.”
"If a contract ended in September 2020 and the payments have been made in relation to that contract, it is wrong to imply otherwise," he added.
The Indian Women are currently under quarantine in Mumbai preparing for their tour of England, for which they will leave with the Men’s team on June 2.