Franchises and players unhappy over IPL salaries going public

THE ACTUAL SALARIES of the cricketers retained in the IPL are about to go public, but the players and the franchises don't appear to be happy with the move.

The IPL governing council chairman Rajeev Shukla said the salaries paid by the franchises to cricketers are to go public and not the salaries deducted from the auction purse.

By this it means that if MS Dhoni was bought for 12.5 cr at the auction and if the franchise's auction purse is 66 cr then the limited overs captain will be paid the salary he was drawing at Chennai Super Kings. In this case the Board will have to share the contract between CSK, Dhoni and the BCCI with the new franchise.

India's middle order batsman Suresh Raina, too was bought for 12.5 cr by the Rajkt franchise, but he is likely to draw a lesser salary thanks to his old salary with CSK.

For the same purpose it is essential to share the original player-franchise contracts. The franchises are not too keen on the idea as they feel it's not the public's concern.

"If your company is paying you X salary, how should that be of my concern. If someone else is looking to hire you, then share your present salary with them but why make it public?" a franchise official said in TOI report.

By this,, all matters relating to the IPL should be made public, but we'll have to await the final word on it.

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