BCCI Treasurer confirms no talks regarding pay cut takes place

Pay cuts of the sportsperson have been in the news ever since the novel coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill. But Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Treasurer Arun Dhumal has said that there is no such thought process going on at present when it comes to pay cut of the Indian cricketers. While speaking to IANS, Dhumal said that there have been no discussions as the board doesn’t think salary cut is the way..

“No, we have not spoken about this (pay cut). Whatever the steps after this setback, it will be taken judiciously and keeping the interest of all people in mind. Any step taken needs to be thought out and right now we haven’t even thought about it. Obviously this is a big setback, but we will go about this in a way that nobody gets affected. These things can be discussed once things settle down,” he said.

However, players’ wages have been cut in recent times and even a football club like Barcelona had asked players to take a wage cut what the likes of Lionel Messi weren’t too happy with the decision as per the reports.

But Messi spoke and cleared the misunderstanding later. “A lot has been written and said about the football first team at Barcelona, when it comes to the players’ salaries during this state of alarm.”

“First of all, we would like to clarify that we have always been willing to accept a wage cut, because we understand perfectly that this is an exceptional situation and we are always the first to help the club when we have been asked to,” he shared.

“For that reason, we cannot help but be surprised by the fact that from within the club there are those trying to put us under the microscope or apply pressure for us to do something that we have always been clear that we would do. If an agreement has taken a few days to be reached it is simply because we were seeking a formula to help the club and also to help its employees in these very difficult times,” explained the famous football player Messi.

On the other hand, the Indian cricketers have contributed to fight the coronavirus outbreak with captain Virat Kohli himself donating Rs 3 crore along with his actress wife Anushka Sharma. Rohit Sharma donated 80 Lakhs and othe players have done as well.

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