Since last year due to the Coronavirus, India’s domestic cricket competitions have significantly been affected. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) conducted two matches earlier this year.
However, the cricketers of Bihar have been expecting to be paid by the board for two years. Many cricketers in Bihar have not received payment for two seasons. The under-19, under-23 and senior players have all been affected by this.
Cricketers are facing problems due to non-payment
21-year-old fast bowler Prashant Singh has not received a match for the last two seasons. His brother is Corona infected in Chapra, and he is very concerned about the cost of treatment. His mother is also having trouble breathing. Prashant is the only person in his household to earn.
Similarly, many other cricketers are also facing problems due to non-payment for two years.
Prashant told The Indian Express that with every message that comes on his mobile, he feels that money has come to his account.
He went on to say, “Last year I had to marry my elder sister for whom I had borrowed money. I thought I would return on getting a match. I lost my father in 2016. I have not received the money till now.”
BCA also put forward its side
According to the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA), the payments were delayed due to a mistake in the voucher submitted to the BCCI.
BCA President Rakesh Tiwari said, “We had sent invoices to the BCCI earlier too, but they said there was something wrong with the paper. All the invoices were repatriated in March, and all will be paid soon.”
However, the players say that they have been assured the same since last year.