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BCCI income should be given to martyrs of Indian forces

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extra huge income which is showered on our super-rich cricketers in tunes of crores of rupees separately as salary, pension, award-money and match-fees. It is noteworthy that these cricketers usually earn large income from other sources as well like from modelling in advertisements. Such system further deepens class-disparity in the society in a highly disproportionate manner. Income from public-craze of cricket must not be taken as monopoly of cricketers. It is significant that even famous Hindu temples under government-supervisory do not give huge offerings coming there only to priests there.

A system must be formulated whereby total annual income of a cricketer in a particular year from BCCI in any form may not exceed say rupees fifty lakhs, which will even then be double the annual salary received by top-paid bureaucrat in the country. Huge income of BCCI should be better distributed amongst martyrs having laid down their lives defending Indian borders.

Madhu Agrawal

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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