MUMBAI: Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla has confirmed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has doubled the amount it will pay to international cricket boards for making cricketers available for the IPL.
BCCI has been paying 10 per cent of an overseas player's annual fee to his home board from the beginning of the IPL. "We have made a provision whoever provides players for the entire duration, we will pay the (relevant) board 20 per cent," Shukla stated Friday, ahead the player auction being held here Saturday and Sunday.
For the first few editions, the franchises were asked to bear the expenses in addition to the players’ fees before the BCCI decided to pay from its coffers.
While Shukla did not elaborate on who will bear the additional 10 per cent proposed, according to The Hindu, a potential stumbling block for the proposal is over who will incur the additional expenses.
With the proposed international calendar clearing the way for a full window for the IPL from 2019, the BCCI has been considering compensating other boards for not scheduling international games during the IPL.