IPL window: BCCI planning compensation for other Boards

Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla has stated that the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has been considering a proposal to double the share of fees it offers to other international Boards for making overseas players available for the IPL.

Shukla confirmed that franchises have been averse to the proposal of overlapping double-headers for the IPL's forthcoming editions.   -  PTI

Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla has stated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been considering a proposal to double the share of fees it offers to other international Boards for making overseas players available for the IPL.

“We have made a provision whoever (whichever Board) provides players for the entire duration, we will pay the Board 20 per cent. Earlier we were paying 10 per cent,” Shukla said on Friday after arriving here for the IPL Player Auction, to be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Ever since the inception of the IPL, the BCCI pays 10 per cent of an overseas player's annual fees to his home board. For the first few editions, the franchises were asked to bear the expenses in addition to the players' fees before the BCCI decided to pay from its own coffers.

While Shukla did not elaborate on who will bear the additional 10 per cent proposed, Sportstar understands that the proposal is stuck over the indecision over who will incur the additional expenses. With the proposed international calendar clearing the way for a full window for the IPL from 2019, the BCCI has been considering to compensate other Boards for not scheduling international games during the IPL.

Decision on match timings soon

Shukla confirmed that franchises have been averse to the proposal of overlapping double-headers for the IPL's forthcoming editions.

“The broadcaster had request and the GC considered the request during its meeting. After that we have received objections from a couple of franchises. We'll discuss with them also. We'll discuss with the broadcaster also and in an amicable way we'll arrive at a decision,” Shukla said.

Sportstar had reported on Wednesday that the franchises have opposed the GC proposal to start weekend games oat 5.30pm and 7pm. Shukla and his colleagues in the GC are supposed to interact with the franchises on the sidelines of the auction.

  Dugout videos