Brad Hodge claims BCCI owes 35% of his salary from 10-year-old IPL stint
Former Australia spinner Brad Hodge has revealed that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) owes him money. Taking to Twitter, Hodge shares that he is owed 35% of his salary from his 10-year-old stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Aussie’s last IPL season was with the Rajasthan Royals back in 2014.
Hodge shares that he is owed money for his lending his services to the Kochi Tuskers Kerala team back in 2011. The controversial franchise lasted just one season in the IPL, playing the 2011 edition of the competition. The franchise was terminated after just one season with the BCCI claiming they failed to provide a bank guarantee.
Indian women’s team owed prize money for T20 World Cup
Hodge’s claim came as a reply to a Telegraph Cricket report that revealed that the Indian women’s team have not been paid the prize money they are owed from the 2020 T20 World Cup. The report claims that none of the cricketers part of the squad have received the $33,000 owed to each of them. The claim has now led to widespread criticism of BCCI for treating men’s and women’s cricket differently.
The debate over BCCI’s preferential treatment of men’s cricket was sparked by the huge pay gap noticed in the annual contract reveal of the women’s team. Following the report, a senior official from the BCCI confirmed the players would receive their due amount by the end of this week. The official cited the pandemic as the reason for the delayed payments.
Brad Hodge featured in seven IPL seasons since its inception. The Aussie has turned up for Kolkata Knight Riders, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Rajasthan Royals during his time in the cash rich League. The all-rounder boasts of 1400 runs in 66 games, picking up 17 wickets in the process as well.