After the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have demanded compensation, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is frustrated over the scenarios and is not ready to compensate at any cost.
The leading franchise believes the delay will incur a loss. Despite all, the BCCI wants to drag the cash-rich league neglecting the worsened health facts at UAE. With more than 400 regular cases, it might be hazardous to continue with the league, however, the formal schedule has not been revealed yet after more than ten COVID-19 positive have been spotted from a single franchise.
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“Franchises are being penny-wise and pound foolish. What if there was no IPL this year? Would they be making any money? There are more random questions – like who will pay for agencies appointed by BCCI, who will bear the costs of match operations? Who will compensate for costs incurred for hosting practice sessions? The board is clear that there will be no compensations,” stated a senior office-bearer and administrator of BCCI as quoted by TOI.
The board cleared that each franchise might be earning 150 Crore this season which might later be helpful in generating COVID-19 funds for the country.
“At a time when franchises should be wondering how to do something for COVID victims in the country, they are counting pennies. Are they not making money? Each franchise will earn around Rs 150 cr this IPL. These are absurd demands,” the BCCI member added.