After an impromptu Apex Council meeting was called by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Sunday, there were a lot of speculations on the reason behind the same. It has now been revealed that the purpose for the meeting was to address the issue of loss of income for the domestic players due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the entire country.
Two Key decisions taken in the apex meeting
BCCI have notably decided to form a committee to compensate for the loss of income for the Indian domestic cricketers. "The BCCI office-bearers have been authorized to form the panel and they will come with proposals," a BCCI member told Cricbuzz. It was high time that the board took this step as the lack of domestic cricket in the country have taken a huge toll on the financial state of the players. It will be very intriguing to see how the board comes up with a plan of action to address the same.
To add to it, it was also decided in the meeting that BCCI will lend their support to help the 190-200 member Indian Olympic contingent who are set to take part in the games scheduled to take place in Tokyo in July-August. While the board will help them financially, they will also play a key role in the promotional campaigns of the Indian contingent.