IPL 8: Mohammad Shami to Pocket Crores Without Playing a Single Game for Delhi Daredevils
The ongoing edition of the league, Delhi Daredevils is one team that would have to cough up a good amount without getting the services of Indian pace-man Mohammed Shami, who has been ruled out for atleast three months from competitive cricket due to a knee injury sustained during the World Cup.
The salary clause of the Indian Premier League states that the moment a player, bought at the auction, reports to the team camp, he will have to be paid 50 percent of his contracted amount even if he is injured and unable to take part in the tournament.
In fact, an IPL governing council member admitted that Delhi Daredevils indeed will have to pay 50 percent (Rs 2.12 crore) of Shami’s season salary.
“As per rules, even if Shami was ruled out of IPL without playing a single match and even did not play trial match due to injury, he will be paid half of his contracted salary. So, if he was bought at the auction for Rs 4.5 crore, the DD will need to pay half of that amount,” a senior BCCI official and IPL governing council member told PTI today.
“Shami might have carried his knee injury from World Cup but since he reported to the camp, the franchises don’t have an option. They need to pay. BCCI and IPL will always be in favour of players and I don’t see this rule changing. Like Shami being a contracted player, his surgery charges will be borne by the BCCI,” the source said.