BCCI has instructed the state associations to stop paying extra money to guest players and only match fees should be paid to them.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started in Goa from Monday i.e. 25th September. BCCI has taken a big decision on the first day of this meeting. Actually, the board has decided to stop paying additional amount to guest players. However, now guest players are going to get only match fees only. The board has decided to end the practice of state associations giving extra amount to their guest players.
According to the Indian Express, the BCCI has given instructions to the state cricket associations that the extra fees given to guest players will now be stopped and its professional players will be paid only match fees like domestic cricketers. However, the state cricket associations have also agreed to this decision of the board. But it has not been decided yet whether this decision of the board will start from the ongoing domestic season or not.
A member who attended the BCCI meeting said, “It was discussed and it was agreed that BCCI should scrap it. From now on, states can hire guest players, but they cannot make additional payments apart from match fees.” However, this decision of BCCI may affect more than 100 players.
Earlier, additional amount was paid
Before this decision of BCCI, all the state cricket associations could appoint three guest players, since then the number of teams has increased to 38. Since then, the State Cricket Association used to pay additional amount along with the match fees to the guest players. But now the board has decided to stop additional payment completely and it will be implemented soon.