IPL 2011: Governing council meet on ‘podium-linked’ fee issue

first_imgThe governing council of the Indian Premier League met in Mumbai on Friday to discuss the ‘podium-linked fee’ structure that the capped Indian players had protested against on Tuesday.Gautam Gambhir was bought by Kolkata IPL team for Rs 11.04 cr. APThe cricketers had objected to a clause in their contract with the respective franchises that denies them 20 per cent of their fees in case their team fails to finish among the top three.The clause has been introduced for season IV. As per the rule, if the teams fail to qualify for the Champions League (top three IPL teams make it to the international league), the players would get only 80 per cent of their fees.The players had termed the clause “unfair” and had approached Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar for their redressal.However, the team owners insisted there was nothing unfair in the clause as the players’ payment was meant to be for both the IPL and the Champions League.The clause was part of the contract of only those players whose names figured during the IPL auction in Bangalore.last_img