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Gavaskar demands Rs 1.90 cr for being IPL president

Source: PTI
April 27, 2015 16:13 IST
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Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar. Photograph: BCCI

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has asked for an amount of Rs 1.90 crore as remuneration for rendering his services as president BCCI-IPL during the seventh edition of the cash-rich league last year, which was held in UAE and India.

Gavaskar was appointed 'President, BCCI-IPL' on directive of Supreme Court of India and the apex court had directed the BCCI to pay him adequate compensation as he put his various media commitments (commentary and writing columns) on hold during that period.

According to reliable source in the Working Committee, Gavaskar had written to the Board about the compensation.

"Gavaskar has written a letter to the BCCI. In the letter, he has sought an amount to the tune of Rs 1.90 crore which is equivalent to the money that he had to forego during the period as he couldn't take up his media assignments which includes TV commentary, writing columns and also acting as media pundit," a senior BCCI official, who was present at the Working committee meeting on Monday said.

When asked whether the amount that he has sought has already been approved, the official said, "Not as of now. But obviously, he needs to be compensated as there is a SC directive and we need to follow that. But this letter will be placed before the finance committee, which will approve an amount.

"The amount that Gavaskar would get could be exactly what he has demanded or less depending upon what finance committee's recommendations are," the source added.

Meanwhile, it has also been learnt that Sachin Tendulkar has sought more information from the board on the nature of his role in the advisory panel.

"We have learnt that Sachin is interested to know as to what exactly is expected from him in regards to his contribution in cricket development. If there is a contract, then what are the terms of reference of that contract and other important details," the source added.

Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are expected to be a part of an elite advisory panel which will take a call on who India's next chief coach will be and that technically rules Ganguly out of the race as far as national coaching is concerned.

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