The BCCI's official website states that for the month of July, it paid Rs 44,29,516 in GST    Getty Images (Representational Image)
The BCCI’s official website states that for the month of July, it paid Rs 44,29,516 in GST Getty Images (Representational Image)

New Delhi: The Good & Services Tax (GST), introduced by the central government from July 1, saw the country’s richest sporting body, BCCI, pay in excess of Rs 44 lakh in taxes. The BCCI’s official website states that for the month of July, it paid Rs 44,29,516 in GST. Indian national team’s physio Patrick Farhart, for a five-month period, was paid close to Rs 6 million (Rs 58,87, 139). Some of the players were also paid a share of gross revenue from international matches for the 2015-16 season. Stuart Binny was richer by Rs 92 lakh (Rs 92,46, 412) while Harbhajan Singh was paid Rs 62 lakh (Rs 62, 52, 871). Left-arm spinner Axar Patel received Rs 37.51 lakh while pacer Umesh Yadav was paid Rs 34.79 lakh. BCCI releases first-ever players handbook

Meanwhile, from managing money to managing emotions, Indian cricketers will have a ready reference to deal with myriad issues in the BCCI s first ever players handbook released on Friday. The book titled 100 things every professional cricketer must know , was released by the Committee of Administrators (COA) and is in line with the recommendations of the Lodha panel. The document will be the official handbook for all the cricketers registered with the BCCI. The book, foreworded by former India captain Rahul Dravid, has 10 sections covering topics ranging from money management to injury management.