IPL 2021: Foreign cricketers to face pay cut if they miss the tournament in UAE, says BCCI official
When the players and staff contracted the virus infection during the course of the IPL 2021, the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the IPL Governing Council held a meeting and decided to postpone the IPL for the time being. Now it has been confirmed that the IPL will resume again but not in India.
Earlier, BCCI made it very clear that they are in no mood to host the IPL in India amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. As many as 29 fixtures have been done and dusted and the remaining 31 fixtures are expected to be held in the United Arab Emirates in the September-October window.
Meanwhile, there is one thing that is frequently making things a bit complicated for the authorities which is the absence of overseas stars for the rescheduled IPL at the UAE. Many foreign players will certainly not make their presence in the second leg of IPL due to a tightly-packed international calendar.
Pat Cummins to get half amount if he doesn't join UAE leg
The likes of Australia and KKR pacer Pat Cummins, England and RR all-rounder Ben Stokes are expected to miss the remainder of the season and many other players will also not be a part of the UAE leg. Talking about the same, a BCCI official on the condition of anonymity said that the players who miss the second leg of IPL will face a pay cut.
For instance, Pat Cummins who was signed by KKR for a record INR 15.5 crore. He would only be paid 7.75 crores which is the half amount in case he doesn't join the remaining session of the T20 league. The official further added saying that players will be handed over income on a pro-rata basis if they don't take part in all the matches.
“Yes it is correct, in case they (foreign players) can’t make it to UAE for IPL, franchises will be within their right to cut their salaries and pay them only on a PRO-RATA basis,” said the BCCI official as quoted by Inside Sport.