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Anil Kumble document:
Coach should earn 60% of skipper's fees
Former India coach Anil Kum-
ble believed that coaches de-
served a pay raise but did make
one demand that could be seen
Remunerations dominated former
India coach Anil Kumble's 19-page
proposal on restructuring of con-
tracts to the BCCI in which he had
demanded that the "chief coach
should earn 60 percent of the cap-
tains' estimated earnings"
The document also supported na-
tional coaches "earning from IPL" to
"augment their income" without
specifying whether it amounts to
'Conflict of Interest'
He had also suggested that 20 per-
cent of the players' Central Contracts
should be variable pay based on their
The PTI has access to Kumble's
presentation, which he submitted
on Committee Of Administrators'
(COA) behest during the final of the
IPL on May 21.
Titled 'Restructuring of Remuner-
ation And Contracts of Personnel Of
The Indian Cricket Team', Kumble, on
Page 12 of the document, proposed
a hike for the support staff.
Under Point No 10 'The Suggested
, the former skipper
had given a four-column tabulation
'Enablers' is a terminology Kumble
used for the team's support staff.
While suggesting a hike of Rs 7.5
crore from the 'current' Rs 6.5 crore,
Kumble in the 'Remarks' column
wrote: "At 60 percent of Captains'
. Eligible for 30
percent of his salary as variable bo-
nus on team performance"
Kumble's proposal is an indicator
that whenever Virat Kohli would have
earned more from the BCCI, his own
earnings would have gone up pro-
The chart also suggested that
Sanjay Bangar's salary be hiked
from current Rs 1 crore to Rs 2.25
crore while R Sridhar should get Rs
1.75 crore instead of the current Rs
1 crore with "retrospective effect"
from June 1, 2016.
However, something that has
caught the attention of BCCI man-
darins is his suggestion of national
coaches "earning from IPL"
Interestingly, former COA member
Ramachandra Guha, in his parting
shot, had written about national
coaches "moonlighting" for IPL
teams which he termed as a clear
case of Conflict of Interest.
Many had perceived it as Guha's
veiled dig at Rahul Dravid, who dou-
bled up as India A and U-19 as well
Delhi Daredevils franchise.
However, Kumble in Page 11,
Point No 9 stated: "Guidelines for
Enablers" stated: "The Players are
kept out of the contracts during two
months IPL window. Similarly, the
Coaches too need to be kept put of
contract allowing them to be a part
of the IPL -- this will enable them
to augment their earnings and gain
more experience particularly for the
A BCCI official, who has studied
Kumble's proposal document, told
PTI: "While a lot of issues are perti-
nent but even his proposal on IPL is
contrary to what Guha had written in
his letter. If we go by what Guha had
written, what Anil had demanded is
a clear case of 'Conflict of Interest'."
While he had suggested separate
'Red and White Ball' retainership
contracts, which had earlier been
reported, there was one interesting
point about a portion of Players' 're-
tainership Fees' or central contract
money being linked as a "variable
pay" subject to maintaining "fitness
and Other Team Standards".
As per Page 6 under Point No.5
'Suggested Changes: Players', Kum-
ble had given another four-column
Under the remarks Column for
the 'Annual Retainership Fees' for
both Tests, ODIs and T20s, Kumble
wrote: "20 percent of the Retainer
money can be given subject to a
player managing his fitness levels
and other team fitness standards
during the year."
Among other demands where "de-
fined amounts" instead of "ad-hoc
payments" for various wins like Rs
2 crore per player for 50-over World
Cup while Champions Trophy and
World T20 should carry a prize mon-
ey of Rs 1 crore per player, each.
He had demanded "Superannu-
ation fund from a part of Retainer
Fee-access to post retirement" -- a
'Benefit Package' with compound
This is like companies deducting
a portion of an employee's salary for
Provident Fund and Gratuity.
Former Indian coach Anil Kumble, left, and current captain Virat Kholi.
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