Kavan Ratnatunga writes:
It is sad that Journalists don't understand the difference in terminology
between a coin and a medal. Maybe because at ICC cricket matches
they now toss a specially minted medal, which they call a coin, and Auction it for profit.
Kavan provided links to this story, and a YouTube video. Thanks.
A SOUTH African entrepreneur says the International Cricket Council (ICC) is withholding more than R250,000 in royalties he believes are due to him.
Dave Papenfus claims the ICC has hijacked what he regards as his idea of using specially minted coins for the toss at major tournaments. The coins are then auctioned.
"The coin toss is always broadcast; it is a big part of any cricket match," Papenfus said. "There are at least two of everything else — two balls, six stumps, four bails, lots of shirts, caps and hats. But there can only be one coin. That was the whole concept."
Papenfus says he was paid R15,000 after the idea was tested successfully at the 2009 World T20 in England.
Since then, Papenfus says, he has not received a cent. Instead, he was offered a three-month contract as a supplier, which he declined. He also says he was led to expect to be paid royalties going forward — an assertion the ICC disputes.
To read the complete article, see:
South African entrepreneur takes on ICC
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