Yuvraj Singh chasing BCCI for IPL dues worth 3 crore rupees
Yuvraj Singh who has been out of the India team for a while now is in a new battle with the BCCI, IPL dues which are worth 3 crore rupees.
Reportedly, Yuvraj Singh has been after the BCCI for the last 18 months in regards to his unpaid dues amounting to Rs. 3 crore.
The veteran cricketer who has not played an international match since the West Indies series this July, is seeking compensation for the loss of income for the period when he missed playing first seven matches in the last IPL season.
India’s 2011 World Cup-winning hero has not played for the Virat Kohli led side since the West Indies series in July after reportedly failing the Yo-Yo test.
The southpaw batsman was injured while representing India during the ICC World Twenty20 in 2016 and hence, could not play the first seven matches for his IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad that season.
As per BCCI policy, the board insures contracts of all Indian players in the IPL. In the event, a player is not able to represent his franchise in the IPL or misses out matches due to an injury sustained while playing for the national side, the BCCI compensates the player for loss of income.
“Yuvraj has written several letters to the BCCI officials and even his mother has been making the calls on his behalf. His Sunrisers teammate Ashish Nehra, who missed five games, has received his dues from the BCCI but surprisingly, Yuvraj’s case is in the limbo,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
BCCI official said that the Yuvraj issue could be that of “miscommunication”. “Maybe his insurance papers were not in order,” concluded the BCCI official.
Yuvraj’s colleague at Sunrisers team Ashish Nehra who also missed five IPL games, received his dues from the BCCI.
Reportedly, Yuvraj wrote several letters to the BCCI in this regard with his mother too approaching the board officials.
The left-handed batsman might now approach the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), which looks after the functioning of the cricket board.