For the first time in 87 years, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not host the country’s premier domestic tournament, the Ranji Trophy (multi-day format), while the board has already informed the state associations that given the current scenario, the Vijay Hazare Trophy (One day format) will be organized. Many in the cricket fraternity believe that the removal of the Ranji Trophy from the calendar will have a major impact on the game. Wasim Jaffer requested BCCI, said – Ranji cricketers get compensation due to this.
Former India batsman and domestic cricket veteran Wasim Jaffer believes that it is important for the BCCI to prepare a package of compensation for the cricketers so that it does not harm them financially. Talking to Sports star, he said, “With 38 teams, I think it can be a bit difficult. From the outside, I can say that the tournament has a lot of players, but there is a risk factor, so it’s tough. Will, but as a player or coach, I still want the Ranji Trophy. “
However, he is happy that at least two tournaments – the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy – are being organized. Wasim Jaffer, who retired from cricket last year, is now the head coach of the Uttarakhand team. He further added, “If you speak from a financial point of view, a player is paid more for playing Ranji Trophy. Someone who does not have a job and is dependent on cricket, for him in this difficult time It’s going to be a difficult task. ” Wasim Jaffer requested BCCI, said – Ranji cricketers get compensation due to this.
At the annual general meeting held in Ahmedabad in December last year, the board indicated that it would prepare a package of compensation for the players in the event of not having the Ranji Trophy or the Vijay Hazare Trophy. To this, Wasim Jaffer said, “I hope this happens. That’s the biggest thing. Even nowadays a lot of cricketers don’t get jobs. They are young cricketers and their family is dependent on them. Vijay Hazare Trophy You are paid only 35,000 or 40,000 rupees for a match, which is not a lot of money to survive for the entire season. The next season will start in October and most of them will not play IPL, so it is tough for them. So, if the BCCI gives them compensation, then it won’t be difficult. ” A cricketer gets around Rs 1.5 lakh for a Ranji Trophy match.