England’s players face a delay of several months being paid for their IPL stint after this year’s postponement.
Under the terms of a standard IPL contract disclosed to Sportsmail, salaries are paid by the franchises in three equal instalments, with the last two payments held over until the conclusion of the tournament and the end of the calendar year in which it takes place respectively.
The BCCI plan to reschedule later in the year, with a September date most likely in the build-up to the World T20, which is also due to be held in India.
England’s players face a delay of several months for being paid for their IPL stint this year
IPL cricket was being played at a stadium directly opposite Delhi’s main Covid hospital, the LNJP, which has been struggling to cope. However, IPL cricket has now been postponed
However, given the Covid-19 crisis both tournaments could be moved to alternative venues.
The United Arab Emirates has been placed on standby for the World T20, which was cancelled last year following the first wave of the pandemic, with that tournament pushed back to 2022 in Australia.
The positive tests for Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier forced the postponement of KKR’s match with Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday
Ben Stokes (above) is highest paid of the 11 England stars on a contract worth £1.3million
All IPL stars will be paid due to insurance policies taken out by the franchises and the players to cover them in the event of injury.
Ben Stokes is highest paid of the 11 England stars on a contract worth £1.3million with Rajasthan Royals, which he will receive despite only playing one match due to a fractured finger.
Stokes and Jos Buttler are among several England players to have donated a portion of their IPL salaries to help India’s Covid relief effort.