Domestic cricket in India will soon witness the retainership contracts.
The first cricket association to do so is Mumbai.
Senior men’s and women’s cricket teams will benefit from these contracts.
BCCI will be giving the final verdict at their AGM in August.
MCA’s Cricket Improvement Committee will be looking at all the technicalities.
It has three former cricketers in Jatin Paranjape, Nilesh Kulkarni and Vinod Kambli.
MCA President Vijay Patil was happy that the apex council has unanimously accepted the idea.
The retainer contracts will be of great help to senior players as many of them depend on the Ranji Trophy for sustenance.
During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the BCCI had to shelve all domestic tournaments.
As a result of this, many players found it hard to sustain themselves as their earnings dwindled.
In 2021-2022, the BCCI kept a very short version of the Ranji Trophy.
All players want the Ranji Trophy to be restored to its original glory.
In domestic cricket, senior male players earn around INR 40,000 to 60,000 per day while senior women players earn around INR 20,000 per day.
In other news, MCA has decided to award INR 1 crore to the Mumbai Ranji team as they did well in this season of the tournament.
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