Remunerations dominated former India coach Anil Kumble’s 19-page proposal on restructuring of contracts to the BCCI in which he had demanded that the “chief coach should earn 60 percent of the captains’ estimated earnings”.The document also supported national coaches “earning from IPL” to “augment their income” without specifying whether it amounts to ‘Conflict of Interest’.He had also suggested that 20 percent of the players’ Central Contracts should be variable pay based on their “fitness standards”.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 Remuneration 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 Change: Enablers’, the former skipper had given a four-column tabulation chart.’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’ estimated earnings’. Eligible for 30 percent of his salary as variable bonus 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 proportionately.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 mandarins is his suggestion of national coaches “earning from IPL”.advertisementInterestingly, 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 doubled 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 T20 games.”A BCCI official, who has studied Kumble’s proposal document, told PTI: “While a lot of issues are pertinent 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’ ‘retainership 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’, Kumble had given another four-column tabulation chart.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 “defined 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 money of Rs 1 crore per player, each.He had demanded “Superannuation fund from a part of Retainer Fee-access to post retirement” — a ‘Benefit Package’ with compound interest.This is like companies deducting a portion of an employee’s salary for Provident Fund and Gratuity.
Sacked Leicester City boss Claude Puel hailed the club’s late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and said he was privileged to have worked under him at the 2016 Premier League champions.Leicester dismissed Puel on Sunday with the club 12th in the league on 32 points having lost five of their last six games, including a 4-1 hammering at home by Crystal Palace on Saturday that sealed Frenchman Puel’s fate.”It was my honour to work for the late and much loved Khun Vichai, who gave me the fantastic opportunity to manage his club and share some great moments with him,” Puel said in a statement released by the League Managers Association.”I really appreciate the willingness to learn and work ethic of all of the players and I have no doubt that they will all have bright futures.”First team coach Mike Stowell insisted Leicester’s players did not let down Puel in his final few games, despite rumours of an unsettled dressing room, and the team’s poor results were due to individual mistakes.Stowell, along with fellow first team coach Adam Sadler, has been asked to oversee the squad starting with Tuesday’s league clash against Brighton & Hove Albion and the 53-year-old gave his backing to the squad.”The players have not let him down at all. The results are poor but performances have been good,” Stowell told reporters.”You get mistakes, they’re not deliberate, they’re just mistakes. This is a good young, bright team.”Claude has an excellent record of bringing youth players through. Young players like Harvey Barnes and Hamza (Choudhury) have been given opportunities.”advertisementPuel had come under criticism with Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel, the father of Leicester goalkeeper Kasper, earlier this month saying he was not getting the best out of his players.Puel, who took charge of the club in October 2017, also denied a rift with striker Jamie Vardy following their defeat by United this month.”Every manager has a different personality, what you got with Claude was what you saw. But his coaching and football knowledge was excellent,” Stowell added.”It’s good that the game has come so quick, and that’s good after a defeat you don’t want a long week. We’re keeping things bright and getting the players feeling good about themselves.”Meanwhile, British media said former England manager Sam Allardyce as well as ex-Celtic boss and former Leicester player Neil Lennon were among those in the running for the vacant job.Also Watch: