New Delhi: The rules of the cash-rich Indian Premier League are quite player-friendly but sometimes they put franchises in a spot as teams have to make payment to even those players, who are reporting injured to the team camps. During 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 paceman Mohammed Shami, who has been ruled out for atleast three months from competitive cricket due to a knee injury sustained during the World Cup.
A look at rules regarding the payments makes it clear that the salary clause with regards to injured players is loaded in players’ favour. It states that the moment a player, bought at the IPL 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.