Players yet to be paid 35 per cent money playing for Kochi Tuskers in IPL 2011: Brad Hodge.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is under immense pressure and scrutiny nowadays after a couple of reports from the Telegraph revealed that the Indian women cricketers are due to be paid their sum from the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 where India emerged as the runners-up.
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BCCI had received a whopping $500,000 sum from the International Cricket Council (ICC) after Indian women cricketers emerged as the runners-up; however, the sum has not been yet handed over to the players.
In response to all this criticism from the cricketing world, BCCI came up with a clarification that the prize money will be paid to the cricketers by the end of this week and the delay has been caused as they received the sum late last year.
“The members of the Indian women’s cricket team will be getting the share of their prize money by the end of this week. The transactions have been processed and I am expecting that they will receive their share very soon,” said a senior board member to the Times of India.
While all this was going at one end, Brad Hodge, former Australian cricketer and current coach took the attention as he slammed the Indian cricket board for holding the players 35 per cent money which they earned playing for now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala back in the 2011 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“Players are still owed 35% of their money earned from ten years ago from the @IPL representing Kochi tuskers. Any chance @BCCI could locate that money? players haven’t received their share of money even a year later and it is learned that BCCI is holding up all the money,” wrote Brad Hodge in response to Telegraph’s reporting of the due money from Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.