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IPL 2021: BCCI official discloses, ‘foreign players salary will be cut by franchises if they don’t come to UAE’

IPL 2021 – IPL Foreign Players Salary:  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is bracing up for IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE minus some foreign star performers. The likes of Ben Stokes and Pat Cummins are all set to miss the second leg of the competition which is scheduled in September. Pulling out of the season will cost them dearly according to one of the BCCI official .
For perspective, Pat Cummins who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2020 for a record INR 15.5 crore, would take home around only 7.75 crore home if he can’t make it to IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE.
A BCCI official said players (overseas) would be paid only
on a pro-rata basis if they do not return for the rest of the tournament, which was suspended halfway in May due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

IPL Players Contract & Salary structure – Explained

When a player is bought at an auction, the highest bid at which he is acquired becomes that player’s salary (excluding taxes). All the salaries are per season. So, Cummins was entitled to INR 15.5 crore salary for the IPL 2021 season
  1. The BCCI pays a percentage of whatever a player earns to the player’s home board, in Cummins case to Cricket Australia.
  2. Players are paid in 3-4 instalments over 12 months for playing the full IPL Season
  3. In case player gets injured while playing the IPL or during the camps, player still gets paid in full.
  4. As per the players contract if for some reason the organizers (BCCI) can’t complete the full season – still the player gets paid in full.
  5. In case, player doesn’t make himself available for the full season – he gets paid only on PRO-RATA basis i.e for the number of matches he has stayed with the team during the IPL Season. This is the clause, due to which IPL players who can’t make it to the UAE leg will have to let go of their salaries
    IPL 2021 Phase 2: Who would be the biggest losers?
    Ashley Giles, Managing Director, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has already said that England players will not be allowed to participate in the UAE leg of IPL due to national commitments.
    England will host Pakistan and Bangladesh for the limited-overs series and are expecting all its players to be available. Giles added that even if players are rested they will not be given NOCs to keep them fresh for the T20I World Cup, followed by Ashes.
    Cricket Australia, although, still has to discuss the prospect of whether to allow its players for IPL, it is unlikely given their packed schedule. New Zealand might follow the same route as the ECB.
    Highest earning players who can miss IPL 2021: Ben Stokes, Jhye Richardson, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Rashid Khan
    IPL 2021 Salary: What about Indian players?
    Under the standard contract, India’s centrally contracted players do not have to worry about the IPL, courtesy of BCCI’s “Players Insurance” scheme.

    It is an insurance policy for all centrally contracted players. The scheme was introduced before the starting of the fourth season in 2011 after a discussion between then BCCI secretary N Srinivasan and the Indian team players. Under the insurance scheme, players are compensated in case of IPL non-appearance/unavailability due to injury/accident amongst other reasons.
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