New Delhi: The salary of Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be delayed by one month as he is employed with Air India.
According to a report on Hindustan Times, the players like VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, S. Sreesanth and R.P. Singh will also have to wait for one month for their salaries as they all are employed with Air India. The list also includes India hockey captain Sandeep Singh and Jhulan Goswami who captains the national women"s cricket team.
Air India has decided to delay paying salaries to its 31,000 employees by 15 days in July as it struggles with a cash crunch. Air India employs 31,000 people and has an annual wage bill of about Rs 3,000 crore. Its cumulative loss is about Rs 5,300 crore.
Even though rich cricketers like Dhoni and Yuvraj may not be affected by this the sports persons, present and former, surviving only on salaries this is a big blow.