The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is preparing for IPL 2021 Phase 2 in the United Arab Emirates, despite the absence of several overseas superstars. Ben Stokes and Pat Cummins are also expected to miss the competition’s second leg, which is slated for September. According to one of the BCCI officials interviewed by InsideSport.co, pulling out of the season will cost them a lot of money.
Pat Cummins, who was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a record INR 15.5 crore in 2020, will earn roughly INR 7.75 crore if he doesn’t make it to IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE.
If players (overseas) do not return for the remainder of the competition, which was postponed midway through May due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a BCCI official stated they will only be paid on a pro-rata basis.
“Yes, it is accurate; if they (foreign players) are unable to travel to the UAE for the IPL, franchises will have the ability to reduce their salary and pay them just on a PRO-RATA basis,” the BCCI official stated.
When a player is purchased during an auction, the highest bidder determines the player’s compensation (excluding taxes). All of the pay are based on a season’s worth of work. Cummins was therefore entitled to a salary of INR 15.5 crore for the IPL 2021 season.
IPL 2021 Phase 2
Due to national responsibilities, England players will not be able to participate in the UAE leg of the IPL, according to Ashley Giles, Managing Director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
England expects all of its players to be available for the limited-overs series against Pakistan and Bangladesh. Players will not be handed NOCs to keep them fresh for the T20I World Cup, which will be followed by the Ashes, according to Giles.
Although Cricket Australia has yet to decide whether or not to allow its players to participate in the IPL, considering their busy schedule, it seems doubtful. New Zealand may go the same path as the European Central Bank.