With the continued vaccination drive serving to to flatten India’s COVID-19 curve, BCCI secretary Jay Shah is optimistic about followers returning to the venues in massive numbers within the upcoming worldwide house season.
The Indian cricket group is scheduled to play 4 Tests, 14 T20 Internationals and three ODIs at house between November 2021 to June 2022.
“The 2021-22 home season holds a lot of promise, and Team India will play in all major centres of India. Vaccination has ensured that the pandemic curve is beginning to flatten, and I am very optimistic that we will have the fans back for the home season,” Shah mentioned on Monday after the apex council assembly.
The 4 Tests are a part of the World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.
The groups that can go to India through the eight-month interval are New Zealand (in November-December), West Indies (in February, 2022), Sri Lanka (February-March 2022) and South Africa (in June, 2022).
The BCCI additionally introduced that home cricketers affected by the COVID-curtailed 2020-21 season will likely be paid 50 per cent extra match payment as compensation for the disruption and in addition hiked their remuneration for the upcoming season.
Many Indian cricketers struggled financially after the Ranji Trophy was not held final yr for the primary time in its historical past as a result of pandemic.
“I’m actually happy with the end result of the ninth apex council Meeting of the BCCI. The major agenda was to compensate our home cricketers and we now have put out a well-structured remuneration plan for them.
“As you have seen, we will be allotting 50 % match fees for the truncated 2020-21 Ranji season,” Shah mentioned.
The transfer will doubtless profit greater than 2,000 male cricketers from the under-16 to the senior stage. Shah mentioned strengthening the nation’s home cricket set-up is one among their high priorities.
“The enhance of match payment for home cricketers is one other welcome step and this transfer will make sure that skilled cricketers can solely concentrate on enjoying cricket and are appropriately rewarded.
“Domestic cricket is our backbone and we will make every effort to keep it strong and healthy so that our bench strength always remains superior,” Shah mentioned.
According to the announcement, the cricketers in under-23 and under-19 classes will get Rs 25,000 and 20,000 per day respectively.
The U-16s will now get Rs 7000 per day as an alternative of Rs 3,500 throughout earlier seasons.
Before Monday’s choice, a primary XI participant in a Ranji Trophy recreation was entitled to Rs 35,000 per day. For Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the BCCI pays Rs. 17,500 per recreation.
The BCCI additionally introduced remuneration for ladies cricketers and the senior gamers will now be paid Rs 20,000 per match as an alternative of Rs 12,500 in earlier seasons.
The U-23 and U-19 women will obtain an elevated match payment of Rs 10,000.
The suggestions to extend the payout have been made by a working committee comprising former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, Yudhvir Singh, Santosh Menon, Jaydev Shah, Avishek Dalmiya, Rohan Jaitley and Devajit Saikia.