Domestic players should get more money: Laxman

VVS Laxman agrees with both Ravi Shastri and R Ashwin when it comes to pay structure for players in Indian cricket.

Shastri, former India all-rounder and former director of Team India, had recently said that international players, especially Test cricketers, are paid peanuts by the BCCI in terms of central contracts (Rs 2 crore for Grade 'A'). Off-spinner R Ashwin rued that a majority of state associations don't have contracts with domestic players.

"I had given the proposal to HCA six-seven years back," said Laxman, who is currently mentoring Sunrisers Hyderabad. "Every time a new regime comes (in state association), I give a presentation on how to improve the quality of cricket and also how to look after the players. In England, counties have contracts and the domestic players benefit a lot due to that. I also had a contract with Lancashire.

"The contracts are very very important nowadays because jobs are not easily available for domestic cricketers as it used to be 10 years back."

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