The Chairman of BCCI’s finance committee Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday stormed out of a meeting after a heated argument with CEO and CFO over the issue of committee’s role and power.
According to a source aware of the meeting, angry Scindia asked, “Whether this committee can take decisions independently or is a rubber-stamp body”.
“The questions asked by the Committee were valid. Suppose we take a policy decision and the COA shoots it down,” an official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“We need to know our scope and role. Unless that is clarified, we can’t take any decisions as it involves financial transactions,” he added.
Since the scope and role of the finance committee were not at all well-defined, BCCI decided to keep all the decisions including a financial windfall for women cricketers on hold, seeking clarity about their role from the Committee of Administrators (COA).
The COA is expected to clarify finance committee’s role and scope during their September 16 meeting in the capital.
However, it has been learned that India’s elite women cricketers will make significant financial gains both in terms of hiked match fees as well increase in graded payment through central contracts.
The Ranji cricketers are also set to get a pay hike from current Rs. 40,000 per game apart from the share of revenues.