The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Arbitrators (CoA) will have to decide on the demand put forth by the three former India cricketers.

Tendulkar Ganguly and Laxman tell BCCI to pay them for picking India coach
news Sports Monday, June 12, 2017 - 14:01

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman who are part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) have asked the BCCI to pay them for their services of picking the national coach, as per a report by Devendra Pandey in The Indian Express.

At the first meeting of CAC held after the India-Sri Lanka game on Thursday, they reportedly informed BCCI CEO Rahul Johri that they don’t want their services to be honorary.

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Arbitrators (CoA) will have to decide on the demand put forth by the three former India cricketers.

However, there are officials in the BCCI who are of the opinion that the CAC members should not be paid.

“This happens to be a BCCI sub-committee, plus one of them happens to be a BCCI member. Since members of various other BCCI committees don’t get paid, CAC can’t be an exception. There was this demand earlier too, but BCCI turned it down,” said a BCCI office-bearer.

The request for remuneration was first made in 2015, just months after the late BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya formed the high-profile committee, the report says.

At one of the early meetings, the CAC members had reportedly asked the BCCI for a contract but the Board had spelt out a ‘scope of work’ document in which they had not made any monetary commitment.

Dalmiya turned down the request at the time saying that the BCCI does not traditionally pay its committee members, the report adds.

A BCCI official said that the members are provided daily allowance, accommodation and a car on days of meetings and the same was extended to CAC.

Meanwhile, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri denied the development, saying that “there has been no such claim and the story is totally baseless and devoid of facts”.

However, board sources confirmed that members of the CAC had asked for remuneration, the report says.  

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