BCCI increase the Salary of Cricketers Playing Domestic Cricket in India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced an increase in the salary for cricketers playing domestic cricket in India from the current 2021-22 season. Not only that, all the tournaments were not held on 2020-21 due to the coronavirus epidemic. The cricketers will be compensated for this.
The Ranji Trophy was not played in the 2020-21 season due to the coronavirus epidemic. Many Indian cricketers were affected due to this. The BCCI has decided to compensate them to reduce their losses. Cricketers playing in the 2019-20 season will be paid 50 per cent more match fee as compensation for not playing in the 2020-21 season.
BCCI member secretary Joy Shah has confirmed that the cricketers will be compensated. He confirmed the matter on Twitter.
The BCCI’s Apex Council meeting was held on Monday (September 20). The main topic of discussion there was raising the salaries and compensation of cricketers.
Apart from compensation, the BCCI has also decided to increase the salaries of cricketers. Match fees for cricketers who have played more than 40 first-class matches have almost doubled. From now on they will get 60 thousand rupees per day. If he plays a whole match, that amount will be 2 lakh 40 thousand rupees.
Those who have played between 21 and 40 matches will get Rs 50,000 per day and those less experienced will get Rs 40,000 per day.
The BCCI has decided to increase the salaries of not only senior cricketers but also age-based teams. Under the announcement, cricketers in the under-23 and under-19 age groups will get Rs 25,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively.
Not only Ranji or first-class cricket, match fees have also been increased in domestic ODIs and T20 tournaments. Cricketers will get Rs 18,500 per match in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. BCCI is also increasing match fees in women’s cricket. Earlier women were paid Rs 12,500 but now it has been increased to Rs 20,000.
The BCCI had formed a working committee to increase the match fee. Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has chaired the committee.
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