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Anil Kumble suggested 10-month contracts for national coaches

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Anil Kumble suggested 10-month contracts for national coaches

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Former Indian head coach Anil Kumble reportedly was in favour of 10-month contracts for the support staff as well as the coaches as that would have allowed them to earn from IPL like the players. Kumble also suggested that the head coach be given 60 percent of the captain's estimated earnings.

According to reports by PTI, former Indian head coach Anil Kumble actually proposed a 10-month contract for support staff and coaches under his 19-page proposal on restructuring of contracts entitled 'Restructuring of Remuneration And Contracts of Personnel Of The Indian Cricket Team'.

Former CoA member Ramchandra Guha mentioned the conflict of interest norm that was caused by coaches participating in the Indian Premier League in a letter to CoA chief Vinod Rai. However, that point was noted as a dig at Rahul Dravid who was the India A and U-19 coach as well as a Delhi Daredevil mentor.

On page 11 of the point titled 'The Suggested Change: Enablers', where "enablers" was the term used by Kumble for the support staff and the coaches, the former leg-spinner 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 went through the 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'."

The former leg-spinner had further suggested a hike in his salary from Rs 6.5cr to Rs 7.5cr along with hikes in salaries of Sanjay Bangar and R Shridhar to Rs 2.25cr and Rs 1.75cr from the original 1cr respectively. In the remarks column, Kumble indicated that his earnings would increase with respect to Indian skipper Virat Kohli's.

Under the players' section entitled 'Suggested Changes: Players' Kumble called for different red and white ball retainership contracts with a part of the retainership fees subject to players' fitness and other team standards.

In relevance to the above-mentioned statement, 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."

Kumble also demanded definite amounts for wins in major events 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 also demanded "Superannuation fund from a part of Retainer Fee-access to post- retirement" - a 'Benefit Package' with compound interest" which would have earned the players interest on their deductions like an employee's salary for Provident Fund and Gratuity.

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