Rahul Dravid takes a pay cut to ensure equal reward for support staff and even those who worked in the past of U-19 World Cup winning team.
India’s under-19 world cup winning coach Rahul Dravid has ensured that every member of the support staff and even those who worked with the squad in the past would get an equal cash incentive. A report confirms the news.
The Rahul Dravid had spoken about the disparity between the cash reward for him and the other staff members when the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) announced that Dravid will get Rs. 50 lakh while the other members of the support staff would get Rs 20 lakh each. The players will get Rs. 30 lakh each.
According to the report, Dravid reiterated his point of equal prize money to all support staff members during his meeting with BCCI C.E.O. Rahul Johri on February 14. And even mooted the idea of rewarding those who had worked with the team in the past but were not part of the touring party for the event in New Zealand.
According to a revision of the list of cash awards, every member of the coaching staff, will receive Rs. 25 lakh including Rahul Dravid.
This decision also qualifies the family of team trainer Rajesh Savant, who died last year, to receive the incentive. The other additions to the list are W V Raman, who was the coach when the under-19 team toured England, logistics managers Manuj Sharma and Sumeet Malahapurkar and trainer Amogh Pandit.
“From the time the award was announced, Dravid wasn’t happy with him getting much more than others. He informed the Board that he felt that every member had played an equal role in the team winning the World Cup. It surprised many in the BCCI that he was ready to take a cut in his own earning,” the paper quoted a Board member said on condition of anonymity.
Dravid had also expressed his displeasure on he getting more attention than the team and the support staff after the team’s title triumph.