In the midst of slamming the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), an official of the Board of the Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed that each franchise is going to earn 150 Crore that indeed is a massive amount.
It can clearly be noted that the board is not in favor of scrapping up the cash-rich T20 league which might be to make extra money (46 INR Crore). However, the board presents their opinion saying the money could generate COVID-19 funds for the country and no compensation would be born.
Each IPL franchise will earn 150 Crore: BCCI official
“At a time when franchises should be wondering how to do something for COVID victims in the country, they are counting pennies. Are they not making money? Each franchise will earn around Rs 150 cr this IPL. These are absurd demands,” the BCCI member added.
On the other hand, Suresh Raina, who had left UAE backing to India with his family after a tragedy his family face in Punjab, is likely to miss a massive amount as denoted by CSK’s owner. He says that he will regret living and he has missed all the money.
The owner has shown disappointment over his departure and says he cannot force Raina to stay. One of the officials also said that if one has retired and not even playing for his franchise, he cannot expect to play later but any other franchise could possibly pick him in the next auction.
”It looks highly improbable that someone who has retired and likely won’t play any cricket will come back for CSK. Maybe, he will be back in the auction and someone else might pick him,” A source said.
“Cricketers are like prima donnas … like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family and all seniors players have learned to co-exist. My thinking is that if you are reluctant or not happy, go back. I don’t force anyone to do anything … sometimes success gets into your head,” Srinivasan said.
”The season has not begun yet and Raina will certainly realize what he is missing and certainly all the money (a salary of 11 crores per season) he is going to lose,” says N Srinivasan