TV rights, contracts on top of BCCI's agenda

Published: Sunday, August 15, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:The graded system of payments for cricketers as well as telecast rights for international matches for the next four years are likely to top the agenda in a crucial meeting of the working committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be held on Monday in Kolkata.

The working committee meeting has been convened to finalise the annual report and accounts of the Board for next month's annual general meeting, Board sources said in Kolkata.

Other important issues, faced by the Board currently, also figure in the agenda of the meeting, the sources said.

One of the most important issues before the Board at present is the award of telecast rights for the international matches to be held in India from 2004-05 to 2007-08, the bids for which were opened in Mumbai.

The Board expects at least a 400 per cent jump from the previous contract of less than Rs 250 crore it had with Prasar Bharti.

The graded system of payment, which was to be introduced before last month's Asia Cup, is another important issue that is awaiting finalisation for quite some time now.

The matter is most likely to figure at the meeting as sources said that the players have already sent their altered recommendations on the contracts to the Board.

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