Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has lambasted India Cricketers’ Affiliation (ICA) President Ashok Malhotra for saying that Indian cricketers should take pay cuts on account of sporting occasions being suspended throughout the globe amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In a column for Mid-Day, Gavaskar wrote: “Like with any sport, in case you do not play you aren’t getting paid and that is what is going to occur. What was amusing although was to learn that the president of the Indian Cricketers’ Affiliation has stated there ought to be pay cuts for the India internationals and the first-class gamers too.
“One can perceive him making an attempt to curry favour with the BCCI however with whose authority is he speaking in regards to the cuts is the query. The present India internationals and the first-class gamers aren’t members of the gamers’ physique so he cannot be talking on their behalf. It is simple to speak about pay cuts if it would not harm your individual pocket.”
Earlier, BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal had informed IANS that that there have been no such discussions and whereas the setback from the pandemic might be big, wage lower is not on the thoughts of the board officers.
“No, we’ve not spoken about this (pay lower). Regardless of the steps after this setback, will probably be taken judiciously and conserving the curiosity of all folks in thoughts. Any step taken must be thought out and proper now we’ve not even thought of it. Clearly it is a large setback, however we’ll go about this in a method that no person will get affected. These items may be mentioned as soon as issues calm down,” he had stated.