Brendon McCullum yet to be paid by Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Brendon McCullum was one of the top performers for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in IPL 4 AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Wellington: Jan 21, 2012

Kochi Tuskers Kerala, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise which was terminated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last year, are yet to pay New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum his dues for the fourth edition.

New Zealand s Players Association has now stepped in to help the wicketkeeper-batsman, to help him recover his money, the New Zealand Herald reported.

“At the moment it’s difficult to locate anyone within the old Kochi franchise to deal with on the matter. We think we’ll end up dealing with the BCCI about the recovery of money owed,” said the association s head Heath Mills.

IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla had earlier assured that the interest of the affected players will be protected.

“We will decide on that in the next Governing Council meeting, Kochi players or others. But we will fully protect the interest of the players,” he told reporters after a meeting of the Governing Council.

The Kochi franchise had been scrapped for breach of contractual obligations.