New Delhi: Cricket has been badly affected by the Corona virus in the last six months. Team India has not played an international match since February. The 13th season of the Indian Premier League is taking place in the UAE without any audience in Bio Bubble. All of this is causing huge financial losses to the world’s richest cricket board. In view of the loss, the BCCI has decided to lay off coaches living on its contracts.
There are 11 coaches associated with the BCCI whose contracts are set to expire next month. According to an English newspaper report, 5 coaches have been told that their contracts will not be extended. The coach’s annual package for which the BCCI has asked not to extend the contract is between Rs 30 lakh and Rs 55 lakh.
According to reports, National Cricket Academy chief Rahul Dravid has told all 11 coaches that their contracts will not be extended. However, the coach said that the BCCI had not given him a reason for not extending the contract. Dravid, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jai Shah have also remained silent on the whole matter.
It is not that the economic condition of the BCCI has deteriorated further. The BCCI had disclosed Rs 5,526 crore in cash and bank balances on its last balance sheet. Apart from this, the BCCI also said about a fixed deposit of Rs 2,992. In 2018, the BCCI received Rs 6,138 crore from a five-year broadcast deal with Star Sports.