Should player's salary be performance based in the IPL.

@amitgune (877)
India
May 20, 2011 2:06am CST
Rather than compensating the players with an annual contract for playing in the IPL, I feel that they should be payed a minimum basic amount and the rest should be performance based. That will motivate the players to perform better.
5 responses
• India
22 May 11
This is a nice idea. Why will be the player get paid according to their price set in the auction after flop show ? And many players get much much less money after scoring and scalping well. Say, B. McCullum was a flop except his innings of 158* in the inaugural match. But he used to get handsome salary. On the other hand say Lasith Malinga (can't remember how he played in the last three edition) or Sohail Tanvir bolwed well but got much less. I think the prices bought shouldn't be considered as their salary but their performances. If they play well, score couple of tons, several 3/4 wicket hauls will see them through money increase and vice versa. What do you say ?
@amitgune (877)
• India
22 May 11
Absolutely correct. Lasith Malinga's performance should hae earned him a good pay package this year because he ahs been a star throughout this tournament and what about Mr. Christopher Gayle. He came halfway through the IPL and carried his team single handedly to the playoffs. Just imagine, he was not even wanted by any of the teams.
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• India
23 May 11
Thats true, that ignorance is working as a motivation. I don't think he could play like this if he was selected in the auction like regular ones. Lasith Malinga did fine job except last few matches. He scalped so many wickets and reduced the scoring of the batsmen that MI got much advantages of his 4 overs. He should have been rewarded well. His slinga (yorkers) are absolutely dangerous and I think now he is using that for surprise only, not regularly. Had he given yorkers non stop say six yorkers in six deliveries what could have happened. Gayle should have thanked his former franchise and rests for ignoring which helped him to do what he is doing. IPL committee can think about this idea, i.e. salary based on players performance which will motivate all to do better else high paid players will get so much money and will do nothing such in the fields. And the lower paid players will do better and earn little. Is it good ? We need performances, not glamour and show offs.
@rising3 (165)
• India
20 May 11
Well I would say know i think its given on what player is worth if they don't play teams can always terminate the contract
@amitgune (877)
• India
20 May 11
Agreed, but the player has still managed to survive that year and earned a handsome amount of money for non-performance. Can you think of any other profession except sports when a person can earn a few millions and is not accountable for his performance?
@rising3 (165)
• India
20 May 11
Well that's the risk but if he doesn't next season or auction he has to pay the price has he may go unsold or very less price If your giving performance based then problem is how will evaluate players who are just sitting in the benches and who are not getting as much as opportunity If its performance based then everybody should probably given opportunity as-well and may will well unhappy that they are not given opportunities... specially batsmen who come 4 or 5th down
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
20 May 11
Oh! I think that you are somwwhat but if player is going under bad form then it is bad them. Well the BCCI is also watching the player overall performance then that make the contract annual basis of paying. If player made such thing that he is scald in the particular scale, it all of his performance. Any way the do modification for the conctract after some time so it good to have what they got. I just want to say you must look the past of player too but not go in doom of it.
@amitgune (877)
• India
20 May 11
My friend, I agree however in this IPL, if players were out of form, it was okay. Here entire teams have been out of form. For example Delhi Daredevils' batting began and ended with Sehwag.
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
20 May 11
yeah u right!
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
20 May 11
Your suggestion is good. Cricket is a game of luck and merit. Now that this system has come into it will take a few years to change. let us. have a good day.
@amitgune (877)
• India
22 May 11
Its good that you like my suggestion. All advocates of fair remuneration will like it.
• India
20 May 11
Yes you are absolutely right. Players take it lightly when they get their remuneration well in advance before even playing a single match & how many times we've seen players not performing in IPL. But we are forgetting one thing here my dear friend, this is a business & team owners want best players in their teams & every player is bought through auction. So players themselves don't know how much amount they would be getting.
@amitgune (877)
• India
20 May 11
Yeah I realize that but they know the amount of money they are getting before the first ball is bowled and hence they tend to relax. Take the curious case of Mr. Christopher Gayle. When he realised that no franchise owner wants him, his ego was hurt. As soon as he was picked up he started playing like a man possessed. He is the same bloke who could not help his former team in IPL 3 and his country in the world cup and here I don't mean to be unfair but he did not have a single innings of note for both those teams in those two tornaments. Surprising, isn't it, looking at the immense talent he possesses.