Chennai, May 22: Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman --- the Fab Four of Indian cricket is set to get a one-time benefit of Rs 1.5 crore each, as has been decided in the finance committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, a Times of India report said.
The country's governing body is also planning to start a gradation system for women cricketers. The committee felt that the Indian eves do not get the money they deserve and hence there is a plan to increase their payment, the report said. No final decision was taken on this though. Salary of junior cricketers was also under scrutiny.
According to the ToI report, the BCCI's profit has gone down over the last two years and that has impacted the players' income as well. A proposal to fix the players' income has been floated so that they don't face problems even if the BCC is not making profits. The proposal was, however, not accepted unanimously and more deliberations on this are expected in due course, the report added.
The Rs 5-lakh valuation issue of the Chennai Super Kings, one of the teams of the Indian Premier League, also came up during the meeting. Committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia enquired about the issue.
It was also revealed during the meeting that the BCCI's expenditure on legal matters in the last two years went up to Rs 56 crore.