BCCI considering performance-based payment

Published: Friday, November 24, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Against the backdrop of humiliating defeat of the Indian cricket team in the second One-day international against South Africa, BCCI chief administrative officer Prof Ratnakar Shetty today admitted that the concept of giving performance-oriented payment to the players was under consideration.

''BCCI in thinking on the issue, which is at the initial stage, that players should be given performance oriented payment, which is a part of the contract,'' Prof Shetty told UNI.

However, he said everything would be finalised on the issue only after the arrival of the cricket team from South Africa.

BCCI vice president Shashank Manohar yesterday kicked off a storm by stating that if he had his way, not a penny would be paid to non-performing players.

''The way our team played, none of the players should be paid a single penny. As it is, we have been blamed for making players millionaires by way of bonus payments. Now, let there be a system whereby only those who perform get good money,'' Mr Manohar said.

''We are administrators and we have done our utmost to provide the players with the best of facilities and support staff. It is the job of the players to deliver on the field, not ours. We at best can take corrective action and measures,'' he said.

Manohar's reaction came in the wake of stringent criticism of the Indian team's performance by Parliamentarians, who demanded sacking of coach Greg Chappell.


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