Delhi Capitals former skipper Shreyas Iyer will not be missing out on paycheck for IPL 2021, reports Inside Sport. According to this report, the 26-year-old will be receiving his full paycheck of Rs 7 crore. This amount will be covered under the IPL “players insurance” scheme. Iyer has been ruled out for the entire campaign due to a shoulder injury he sustained in the first ODI against England last week.
Under this IPL insurance policy, all centrally contracted players are compensated in case of IPL unavailability as a result of injury/accident. This scheme is applicable only to centrally contracted players. It was introduced in IPL 2011.
Insidesport also revealed that a clause in this scheme cites that a player is eligible for full compensation in case the player happens to get injured or meet an accident while representing the country. The remuneration amount gets adjusted with respect to the player’s total contract amount. The number of missed matches also plays a role in calculating the remuneration amount.
The Indian team physio and BCCI’s medical team are responsible for the feedback of the player’s condition. This feedback is then supported by test reports as hard evidence. Moreover, players are also compensated if they are ruled out of the tournament after reporting to the tournament (even before featuring for a match). However, Iyer will be receiving his full compensation despite missing the tournament, which will be shared by both the BCCI and Delhi Capitals equally.
Shreyas Iyer is touch and go for county stint in July
Iyer has recently signed for Lancashire for Royal London Cup in July. His chances of playing in this tournament are 50-50 as of now. Multiple reports have suggested that Iyer will be out of action for three to four months. In case he recovers in three months, then the county stint is likely to be his comeback game.
India will be hoping that Iyer recovers completely for the T-20 series against South Africa and New Zealand in September. The two series are not announced yet. However, BCCI is keen to have these series before the T-20 World Cup in October.