Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been dealt a massive blow to their hopes of reaching the playoffs as strike pacer Deepak Chahar has now been ruled out from the entire IPL 2022 due to a back injury he sustained during his rehab at the NCA where he was already recovering from a quadricep tear he’d picked during India’s T20I series against West Indies in February.
Earlier, Deepak Chahar was set to miss about or more than half of the tournament due to his quadricep injury, but now he will not be available for any part of the season.
CSK finally manage to win their first game after four losses and would have hoped for Chahar’s return – expectedly in early May – to give a boost to their bowling which has largely looked ineffective in the powerplay in absence of Deepak Chahar who also added lower-order power-hitting.
Unable to retain him, the defending champions had shelled out INR 14 crore for Deepak Chahar at the mega-auction.
Fans now are wondering whether Chahar will get any amount of his contract for this season. Here are the answers to all your questions regarding the payment structure:
Firstly, talking about Deepak Chahar’s case – no, according to the rules, the pacer will not get any amount of his contract this season from CSK as he didn’t turn up at all this season.
The rule says that any player who doesn’t even turn up – due to injury or any reason – is not entitled to any part of his salary. The franchise may or may not wish to retain him beyond the season.
So, Chahar won’t be paid at all for this season as he was injured before the tournament started, he didn’t join CSK and now will be unavailable for the entire season.
Here’s a detailed outline of the rules regarding player payment and salary structure in the IPL:
Taxes are deducted accordingly – Indian and overseas – from the amount bought at the auction. No other person can claim the player’s salary; this entire amount minus the taxes goes to the player’s account.
The auction amount is for one year. For example, Chahar was bought for 14 crores, and if CSK retains him for next season, then he’ll be paid 14 crore next season also.
What if a player is available for the entire season, but is benched in all the games?
In that case, the player will receive his full salary (minus taxes) even if he doesn’t play a single game but remains with the franchise.
We have seen some players pulling out of the tournament after it started due to injury. Then, he’s paid some amount of his salary on a pro-rata basis. Also, in injury mid-season cases, the franchise is responsible for covering the medical expense for the player’s treatment.
If a player reports to the team camp and gets injured before the season and does not take part in any further matches, he is entitled to 50 percent of the auction amount.
Further, talking about the payment structure – the franchise don’t pay the players in one instalment. It has been learned that the players get paid in three instalments: 20 percent when the tournament starts, 60 percent during the tournament, and the remaining 20 percent after the completion of the tournament. This ratio may differ from franchise to franchise.