Indian Selectors to Receive a Hefty Pay Hike
The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) ha approved a hike in the fee of the Indian cricket team selection committee headed by MSK Prasad, with former Indian cricketer Sarandeep Singh and Devang Gandhi as the other two members.
The CoA has given a green signal to a hike of Rs 30 lakhs in the fee of the selectors and a hike of Rs 20 lakhs in the fee of the chief selector – MSK Prasad.
After the hike, the chief selector’s salary has increased from Rs 80 lakhs to Rs 1 crore per annum and the the salaries of the two other members have increased from Rs 60 lakhs to Rs 90 lakhs per annum.
According to Times of India, “before the CoA was informed that before the above increase could be communicated to the selectors, some of them had already approached BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary seeking an increase in their remuneration In view thereof, the acting secretary had asked Saba Karim (General manager of cricket operations at BCCI) for a comparative analysis of the increase in remuneration fee of team India's support staff and (India A coach) Rahul Dravid since FY 2014-15. After going through the same, the acting secretary had recommended a further increase of approximately 70%,”
However, reportedly a few BCCI office bearers are not pleased with the decision.
“This is not appropriate for the CoA to act in a haste when their term in the office is going to be over. There is no rationale in these hikes. BCCI is not just about the national team, national players and national committees. The domestic structure also needs similar considerations. These matters will be reconsidered once the ‘order is restored, in the board,” a BCCI senior member told insidesport.co
Meanwhile, members of the junior selection committee also received a hike. Their salary has been increased to Rs 60 lakhs per annum, with the chairman of the panel getting Rs 65 lakhs per annum.
The salaries of the women's selection committee also saw a rise, with the members now getting Rs 25 lakhs per annum, and chief selector set to receive Rs 30 lakhs.
A few months ago, the CoA had also increased the fees of all the domestic and international cricketers, umpires, curators, scorers, and video analysts.