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Players, COA on same page on pay hike, FTP

by Sahir Usman Nov 30, 2017 • 22:34 PM

New Delhi, Nov 30 - Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday met with the Supreme Court appointed-Committee of Administrators (CoA) to discuss a number of issues, including the salaries of cricketers and the Future Tours and Programme (FTP).

Besides Kohli and Dhoni, head coach Ravi Shastri also attended the meeting with CoA chairman Vinod Rai, CoA member Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, where issues like the player retainership policy and annual retainership fee were also discussed.

Rai said the meeting was extensive and fruitful without divulging the nature of the discussions. No decisions have yet been taken. 

"It was a productive meeting. The team management was very forthcoming with their recommendations and their thoughts on various issues," Rai told reporters after the meeting, which lasted more than two hours.

"This was a path-breaking initiative. We feel we've found common ground and aligned our thoughts for the betterment of the game -- be it the policies under which the player remuneration and FTP will be worked upon," he added.

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