Little Master, Big Fee: Gavaskar Demands Rs 1.90 Crore from BCCI

Sunil Gavaskar has demanded for Rs 1.90 crore as compensation for his stint as President, IPL in 2014.

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Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has asked the BCCI for Rs 1.90 crore as remuneration for his stint as president BCCI-IPL last year. 

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has asked for Rs 1.90 crore as remuneration for his services as President BCCI-IPL during the seventh edition of the cash-rich league last year, held in UAE and India.

Gavaskar was appointed ‘President, BCCI-IPL’ on the directive of the Supreme Court of India and the apex court had directed the BCCI to pay him adequate compensation as he put his various media commitments (commentary and writing columns) on hold during that period.

Need for Compensation

According to sources in the Working Committee of the BCCI, Gavaskar had written to the Board about the compensation.

“Gavaskar has written a letter to the BCCI. In the letter, he has sought an amount to the tune of Rs 1.90 crore which is equivalent to the money that he had to forego during the period as he couldn’t take up his media assignments which includes TV commentary, writing columns and also acting as media pundit,” a senior BCCI official, who was present at the Working committee meeting, said.

Compensation Amount May Differ

When asked whether the amount that he has sought has already been approved, the official said, “Not as of now. But obviously, he needs to be compensated as there is a SC directive and we need to follow that. But this letter will be placed before the finance committee, which will approve an amount.”

“The amount that Gavaskar would get could be exactly what he has demanded or less depending upon what the finance committee’s recommendations are,” the source added.

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