Due to amid arise in the covid cases in India, the Indian Premier League was postponed with immediate effect but now it’s likely to resume in the month of September as per reports.
According to reports, the foreign players might face salary cut by the franchises if they miss the second half of the Indian Premier League. The salary cut is well within the rights of the franchises and can pay salaries to players on pro-rata basis.
Despite having many complications, the cricket board (BCCI) has decided to hold the reminder of the tournament in UAE, ahead of the T20 World Cup which is going to held in India this year. The last year IPL tournament was also played in the UAE because the conditions were not suitable in India to host the tournament. This has caused dilemma in the minds of foreign players as there is no free window in that period. The schedule of the tournament is clashing with the international calendar.
The unavailability of some impactful foreign players may hurt few franchise and may also affect the interest of the people in the tournament. England Cricket Board as well as BCB has made it clear that their players will no longer the part of the rest of the tournament. Some of the Australians have also denied to return to the league. Pat Cummins was the first one who indicated that he’ll not participate in the second half of the tournament.
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In a official statement BCCI stated, “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.”
Rajeev Shukla, BCCI vice president has already made it clear that IPL will go ahead even if foreign players refused to participate. They will suffer a salary cut if they miss the other half of the league. The payment will be done on Pro-Rata basis.
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