Shreyas Iyer to get full salary of Rs 7 cr despite not playing IPL
IPL 2021 – Shreyas Iyer IPL Salary: Although Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, the Delhi Capitals skipper will get his full salary. Iyer was injured during the ODI series against England and was ruled out of this year’s IPL season. As per a BCCI release, the right-handed batsman will undergo surgery on April 8 and therefore will not get fit in time to play for Delhi Capitals. According to InsideSport Moneyball, the Mumbai-batsman earns Rs 7 crore per season and will get the full amount under the “Players Insurance” scheme.
IPL 2021: What is IPL player insurance?
It is an insurance policy for all centrally contracted players. The scheme was introduced before the starting of the fourth season in 2011 after a discussion between then BCCI secretary N Srinivasan and the Indian team players. Under the insurance scheme, players are compensated in case of IPL non-appearance/unavailability due to injury/accident amongst other reasons.
IPL 2021: How is Shreyas Iyer eligible?
As per the scheme, if a player gets injured while representing the country and misses the IPL partially or fully, he will be eligible for compensation. Iyer. who was part of India’s ODI squad against England was ruled out of the series after he dislocated his shoulder in the first match.
Notably, the scheme is not applicable to non-contracted players.
IPL 2021: How is the compensation amount determined?
The compensation amount gets adjusted as per the player’s total contract amount vis-a-vis the number of matches he misses.
For example, the BCCI says Rohit Sharma “will undergo rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder and his recovery will be assessed in the second week of April to determine exact return to IPL 2021”. It would mean, the Mumbai Indian skipper will miss at least three group league matches.
Given that Rohit’s salary for IPL 2021 is Rs 15 crore, he will be compensated proportionately as per his total number amount.
In case, of partial absence, however, a player’s compensation is equally shared by the respective franchise — in Iyer’s case Delhi Capitals — and BCCI. However, since Iyer will miss the entire season, BCCI will pay the whole amount.
Who gives feedback to the BCCI on players’ injuries?
The Indian team physio and the BCCI medical team. After a player gets injured after reporting for the IPL, the respective IPL franchise’s physio and doctor submit the medical report. All medical advices should be supported by tests reports. If a player is ruled out of the tournament after reporting for the IPL (and before playing a game), then also the compensation is equally shared by the BCCI and the respective IPL franchise.
Any previous examples of players being compensated?
Among the high-profile cricketers, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra had been compensated by the BCCI for missing the IPL due to injuries.