The BCCI has always announced attractive performance incentives over the year when U-19 teams or the senior have made excellent in bilateral series or limited over’s tournament However in the current situation, the cricket board’s hands are tied due to Supreme Court order.
Supreme Court of India has approved an order to BCCI to limit the financial freedom and power till the board and state association conform to the Lodha Committee’s recommendations.
With BCCI needing the apex court’s permission for disbursal of any amount, the Indian team has to wait to get comfortable by a few crore; the Virat Kohli team led which strike England by 4-0 in the five-Test series.
When senior office-bearer asked by media PTI on condition of anonymity, he said: “Nothing can happen before Supreme Court hearing on January 3.”
When Indian team beat South Africa by 3-0 in the year 2015 in a four-match series, the incentives for the senior men’s team has been on the higher side with as much as Rs 2 crore.
However, due to the directives issued by the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha committee in toto, now the disbursal of funds needs apex court’s permission. And that is the reason that Virat Kohli and co needs to wait.
If BCCI places an application about their intent of rewarding the team for such performance, it will be interesting to see.
As per the reports, the Supreme Court had allocated an amount of Rs 58.66 lakh per Test match for the organisation. The BCCI should appeal for Rs 25 lakh per limited overs match against England.