The foreign cricket boards will get double money share for allowing their players to play in IPL 11
The foreign cricket boards will get double money share for allowing their players to play in the IPL11. However, sources of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that the foreign boards will be paid on pro-rata basis as per the new agreement between the BCCI and other international boards.
The IPL general council, which met in Mumbai in January, has considered a proposal to increase the share from 10% to 20% to foreign boards after bumper revenues generated from IPL media rights for current season. As per earlier terms and conditions, the BCCI used to pay 10% as annual fees irrespective of players’ availability.
“The share has been increased from 10% to 20% but there has been many instances where player joins late or he flies in between the tournament because of international commitments. However, the board has now included a clause in its agreement with the other boards that BCCI will pay respective boards depending upon the time he spends with respective IPL teams. “Why should the board pay full money if player leaves in between?” a BCCI official told to The Indian Express.
However, the respective boards will have to compensate if their player leaves IPL in between, which is quite a common thing due to international commitments or international tournaments.
However, the board is now going to negotiate with the league franchises whether they can share the load of 20% which is going to be deducted from the BCCI’s collection.
“The franchises ideally should pay 50% of it as players represent them in the IPL. Now, they will be earning a decent amount after new media rights. The board will be talking to franchises on this soon,” another source said.
English players in the previous seasons of the IPL have skipped or joined IPL in between many times. Previous year, England’s limited-over skipper Eoin Morgan and hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings had flown to India for the IPL, joining Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils respectively after playing limited-over games against Ireland.
Meanwhile, in its IPL meeting held in Mumbai few months ago, the IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla had hinted of board’s change of plan in giving players’ fees and said “That board which provides players for the entire duration of the IPL, we will pay the board 20%. Earlier we were paying 10%,” .