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BCCI reveals payments given to Anil Kumble and Sanjay Manjrekar for South Africa series

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BCCI reveals Kumble and Manjrekar’s commentary fees for the home series against South Africa in late 2015. 

The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) has recently disclosed the amount they paid to commentators for their job in the recently concluded South African tour of India.

Former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble and former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar got paid approximate amounts of Rs 39 lakh and Rs 36 lakh respectively as their fee for commentary for the series against South Africa in India held from October to December.

Manjrekar, who appeared in 37 Test and 74 ODI matches for India has been paid Rs 36,49,375 for airing his opinions in the South Africa series.

While former Indian Test captain Kumble, who also holds the record for being the nation’s highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 619 wickets has been paid Rs 39,10,500 for commentating during the five-match ODI and four-match Test series.

Both Manjrekar and Kumble were the part of the commentary team for the aforementioned series aired on the Star Sports network. The fee given to them have been revealed in BCCI’s list of payments for the month of January 2016.

Other notable payments made by BCCI

The board has also paid almost Rs. 11.6 crore to International Management Group (UK) Ltd for the ninth edition of Indian Premier League scheduled to be held in 2016. This payment was paid in two installments of Rs 5,80,09,500 and Rs 5,80,09,528 respectively.

Another notable payment during the month of January is an amount of Rs 2,02,38,769 made to Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) with regards to infrastructure subsidy claim for Solar Power Plant Installation at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The BCCI has paid Rs 94,25,397 to Assam Cricket Association (ASA) as reimbursement of match fees, subsidies, and expenses for organizing Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy matches in the 2015-16 season.

Railway Sports Promotion Board also got paid Rs 31,13,094 by the board as reimbursement for expenses incurred during the ZCA Central Zone U-16 Boys Camp  held at Karnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi.

Meghalaya Cricket Association got an amount of Rs 56,25,222, which was due to the association towards annual infrastructure assistance for the year 2012-13.

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