With 2nd phase of IPL being hosted in UAE, the BCCI is readily preparing to host the remaining of the tournament.
However, some of the foreign players will not be joining their respective teams in UAE and are set to miss the 2nd phase of the prized tournament, some big names belonging to this criteria are Ben Stokes and Pat Cummins.
The BCCI has stated that in case of failure to appear in the 2nd phase of IPL in UAE will result in a deduction in the salaries paid by the franchises paid to the players.
A BCCI official when asked about this 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.”
For example, if Ben Stokes does not feature in the 2nd phase of IPL he will only receive 50% of his bidding price in this case 50% of Rs.12.5 crore being Rs.6.25 crore.
There are few clauses in the contracts of players participating in IPL which are:
- BCCI pays a portion of the salary being paid to the player by their respective boards for the duration of the IPL and training camps organized by franchises prior to it.
- Players are paid their salaries in 3 to 4 installments in a period of 12 months.
- Incase of absence due to injury during IPL or the aforementioned camps, the player will receive full salary.
- In the scenario of IPL not being conducted by BCCI due to some unavoidable circumstance, the players will receive full payment.
- If any player is not available for a certain period in the IPL, then the players are to be paid in a pro-rata basis.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have stated that their players will not be given NOCs for participation in the IPL this season due to national commitments and a further tightly packed schedule before the ICC T-20 World Cup.
Reports suggest New Zealand Cricket Board are looking to do the same as ECB while Cricket Australia still hasn’t made a decision on the matter however it is highly unlikely to allow their players to participate in the IPL considering current circumstances.
However, Central contracted Indian players do not have to worry about this as they are protected by the “Players Insurance” scheme.