Former India player Rohan Gavaskar has suggested that the country’s cricket associations start offering annual contracts to their players, similar to the way BCCI does with the Indian team.
BCCI offers annual contracts to its players from India, which are valued based on their performance over a period of 12 months.
“All state associations must have annual contracts with their players, as bcci with the Indian team. A, B, C categories. If state contracts do not exist, then it is impossible to make payments to local players in such a situation,” Gavascar said. on Wednesday.
The son of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, the 45-year-old briefly played for India, in addition to his long and successful relationship with Bengal in the national round. He has played 11 ODIs and participated in two IPL games in 2010
In a series of tweets on the well-being of first-class cricketers, the former player wrote: “How do you determine who would play throughout the season? Can some older players be dropped in the middle?
“What about the youngsters who may have made their debut? Won’t they get anything? What’s going on with the white ball specialists? The red ball specialists?
“State associations need to take care of their players. The internal players are the ones who really support the game. They need to take care of them. Start annual contracts for them.”
Gavascar Jr.’s proposals come even as local players in the country expect compensation from the BCCI to be paid, as government agencies have not yet sent the necessary details.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting closure of the BCCI headquarters have led to delays in the payment of salaries and compensation, but there is little consolation for local players, as most of them have not yet received Gross Revenue Share (GRS) for the last few seasons.
BCCI has always distributed a share of its television revenue to local cricketers, and it is usually paid in September after the annual accounts have been settled.