JKCA expresses gratitude to BCCI for compensating players

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 22: Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association’s Sub-committee held a virtual meeting today to express gratitude to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which during its Apex Council meeting took momentous decisions with regards to the welfare of the domestic cricketers.
In a press release issued here, Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) Member Administration of the JKCA informed that BCCI has decided to compensate cricketers who missed playing Ranji Trophy and Senior Women T-20 tournaments during the season 2020-21 due to COVID-19. As per the intimation received from BCCI the cricketers who participated in 2019-20 BCCI domestic season in the above-mentioned tournaments – will get 50 percent match fee as compensation for season 2020-21.
In another far-reaching decision, the BCCI has also decided to increase match fees for domestic cricketers in all formats both for men and women w.e.f the current season 2021-22. “The hike in per day match fee for playing and non-playing members has been graded based on the number of matches played,” informed Brig Gupta.
“Domestic cricketers are the backbone of our cricket and it was about time that they got an increase in their match fee. We hope that this will incentivize more youngsters to take up the glorious game of cricket,” stated Jay Shah, Hony Secretary BCCI in a communication addressed to all Associations.