Vinod Rai, the head of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Friday (April 28) requested legends like Sachin Tendulkar to speak more often on issues related to administrative reforms in the game in India.
“It is still in the process of negotiation. For example, when you go to buy vegetables, you try and bargain. Similarly, an offer has been made and we will examine it. So, let’s not jump to conclusions,” Rai said. “It’s all part of the game. Let it unfold slowly. Let’s see how it progresses and what happens.”
On Friday, reports claimed that members of the Indian team are yet to receive their match fees and other incentives that have accumulated over the past six months. However, Rai denied the report, claiming that there may have been unresolved issues with a few individuals. “That report is totally false. Show me the report. I will show you my records that the payments have been made. Maybe, something is held up somewhere. All players have been paid. In fact, we have paid the state associations also. Maybe if someone has been left behind, we will take care of it. There must be some reason. We will obviously rectify it and will rectify it within 24 hours,” he said.