Gavaskar slams Cricket Australia for not giving proper prize money
Former Indian cricketer and commentator Sunil Gavaskar has slammed Cricket Australia (CA) for giving only USD 500 to man of the series and for giving only one trophy.
After the 2-1 series win over Australia, man of the match Yuzvendra Chahal was awarded USD 500 while MS Dhoni was awarded the same amount for being the man of the series.
And the former Indian cricketer Gavaskar wasn’t too happy with the reward and he believes the players should be rewarded handsomely.
“What is USD 500 and it’s a pity that the team has got only a trophy. They (organisers) earn so much money through broadcast rights. Why can’t they give good prize money to the players? After all, players are the sole reason for the sport getting huge money (from sponsors).”
“Look at the prize money being given away at the Wimbledon (Championships). It’s phenomenal. The players are key in generating money, so they must be rewarded handsomely,” he added.
Chahal played a crucial part in winning the last ODI as he picked up six wickets to knock out Australia for only 230 runs. While on the other hand, Dhoni played yet another match-winning innings to guide India to their first ever bilateral series win.
Meanwhile, in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the prize money for man of the match is also USD 500.