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Ex-CAG Vinod Rai orders 25% deduction of Indian team's salary for finishing the match before allotted overs

02, Feb 2017 By Sandeep Kadian

Bengaluru: Indian cricket team’s celebrations after the series win over England turned a little sour last night when they discovered that 25% of their match fees has been deducted. This decision was taken by the head administrator of BCCI, Mr Vinod Rai because the bowlers finished the England innings much before the allotted 20 overs.

This joy was shortlived

After Lodha Committee’s report, Supreme Court has made several changes to reform BCCI including appointing a 4 member administrative panel to run BCCI. The panel is headed by ex-CAG Mr Vinod Rai.

“When we are paying the team for a 20-20 match,we expect to see a 20-20 match. If you bowl for only 16 overs then you can’t expect full payment, that will be unethical. I have recommended only 25% deduction this time as this was their first mistake. Next time, the entire team will forfeit their match fees along with an additional fine that will be determined by our panel”, Mr Rai said while speaking to the press after the conclusion of the T20 series.

When we pointed out that India actually won the game convincingly, Mr Rai shot back and said ,”Does the end justify the means? Call rates reduced so we should forget 2G scam? India did well in Commonwealth games sow e should forget CWG scam? India won the match so we should forget the fact that the team didn’t complete the number of overs for which they were paid? If we pay them for full match when they didn’t play the entire overs, it will be corruption and I am strictly anti-corruption.”

Confused with the ruling, Virat Kohli has decided to drop Yuzvendra Chahal from the team for any future matches. The team has also decided to stretch the upcoming test match against Bangladesh to full 5 days to avoid a heavier penalty.