BCCI AGM | Rs 10 crore help for athletes to prepare for Tokyo Olympics, discusses domestic players' payments

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Jun 20, 4:25 PM

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The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) has taken some key decisions pertaining to other sports and domestic cricket in the country in its eighth 8th Apex Council Meeting (Emergent Meeting) held on June 20.

The biggest decision taken was the financial assistance to Tokyo Olympics-bound players in order to help them prepare for the marquee event. The BCCI Apex Council has pledged a monetary ‘gesture’ of Rs 10 crore to players on the ‘request’ of the Indian Olympic Association and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

“The BCCI has decided to support Indian athletes in every form and manner it can. In that spirit, based on the request received from the IOA/MYAS, the Apex Council of BCCI has decided to extend support to the Indian Olympic Association and has pledged a monetary gesture of Rs. 10 crores,” BCCI said in a statement.

Another major decision was taken by the BCCI Apex Council in the matter of payments to domestic cricketers for the last two seasons which have been marred by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Apex Council has asked the office bearers of the board to form a committee to formulate a ‘compensatory mechanism’ for the players as soon as possible.

“The Apex Council has decided to form a committee to look into the issue of compensation for Indian domestic cricketers for domestic season 2020 and 2021. The Apex Council has mandated the Office Bearers of BCCI to form the committee and find a suitable compensatory mechanism for domestic cricketers, at the earliest possible,” BCCI added.

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