The newly-elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly suggested a ‘Contract System’ for first-class cricketers. Ganguly mentioned that his team has already started working on it.
“We will bring in a contract system for first-class cricketers. We will ask the new finance committee to prepare a contract system,” told Ganguly.
After he was announced as the sole BCCI president-elect nominee on Oct 14, Ganguly hinted to focus on domestic cricket.
“It’s just been four-five days, and in between, there was a Diwali break. It will take about two weeks to assess everything and move forward. There is a lot of work going on,” he added.
The contract system will help to increase the remuneration of the domestic cricketers who are currently paid Rs 35,000 per day match fee for first-class games.
Within the first week of his appointment, Ganguly has been successful in organizing the first Day-Night Test match in India. For the pink-ball contest, India will face Bangladesh at Eden Gardens from November 22-26.