Fun to read the ICA chief's comment on the pay cut: Sunil Gavaskar

MUMBAI: former captain of India Sunil Gavaskar has criticized the Cricketers Association of India ( ICA ) President Ashok Malhotra for saying that Indian cricketers will have to accept pay cuts due to the suspension of sporting events around the world in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a midday column, Gavaskar wrote: As with any sport, if you don't play they don't pay you and that's what will happen. However, the fun was reading that the president of Indian Cricketers Association has said there should be pay cuts for Indian internationals and first-class players as well.

One can understand it trying to win the favor BCCI but with the authority of who is talking about the cuts is the question. India's current internationals and first-class players are not members of the player body, so they cannot speak on their behalf. It's easy to talk about pay cuts if it doesn't hurt your own pocket.

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Earlier, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal He had told IANS that there have been no such discussions and that while the rollback of the pandemic will be huge, board officials do not consider the pay cut.

No, we have not talked about this (salary reduction). Whatever the steps after this setback, it will be taken with caution and with the interest of all people in mind. Whatever step is taken must be thought about and now we have not done it. I even thought about it. Obviously, this is a major setback, but we will do it in a way that no one is affected. These things can be discussed once things calm down, he said.