The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) had paid Rs 43.20 lakh to the former national selector Jatin Paranjape as professional fees from the period of February to September 2017 last month.
Although Mr. Paranjape did not work during that period, as he was removed from his post last January, his contract as a selector ran until September due which BCCI had to pay him.
According to Lodha Committee recommendations, a non-Test cricketer can’t serve as a national selector, and due to which Paranjape was removed from his post.
According to a report in PTI, a senior BCCI official said on conditions of anonymity, “Yes, Paranjape has been paid Rs 43.20 lakh as professional fees for that period because a selector's contract runs till September of each year when the Annual General Meeting is held.”
The official signed off by saying, “Now it wasn't Paranjape's fault that he had to quit the panel. So for the seven month period, we had to pay him despite not procuring his services. It was a case where his livelihood was getting affected when it was not his mistake.”