‘Gavaskar demanded Rs 20 crores as payment’: BCCIBy ANI
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
MUMBAI - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday hit back at former Indian cricket skipper Sunil Gavaskar after he alleged non payment of his dues by the board, and said that he in fact demanded Rs 20 crores as payment for his role as the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing council member.
“Gavaskar in fact demanded Rs 20 crores as payment for his role as the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing council member,” Times Now quoted BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan, as saying.
“The BCCI owed him the money as he had an agreement with the IPL Chairman Lalit Modi. Sunny’s terms were not acceptable to the Board,” he added.
Gavaskar had earlier in an exclusive interview to NDTV cleared the air on the Kochi controversy and revealed that the BCCI did not pay him for his services to the IPL Governing Council.
“I am yet to be paid by the BCCI for my role on the IPL Governing Council. I have not been paid at all by the BCCI, since I took on the offer. I have just been told that Mr (Sharad) Pawar will organise a meeting between Shashank Manohar (BCCI chief) and me in his presence to sort out the matter and that for me is good enough,” said Gavaskar, who was a member of the council for three years of the tournament. (ANI)