Indian Cricket Players Salary 2023: World Cup Fees, Captain Salary and Under 19 Players Salary
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently revealed the salary contracts for the 2022-2023 season. This article discusses the salaries of Indian cricketers, how they are categorized and who is the highest earner in the Indian cricket team.
Rating system for Indian cricketers: The BCCI uses a rating system to determine how much each Indian cricketer will earn. This system rates players on a four-point scale. The system is not new; it has been in place for some time. Let’s delve into the details.
Captain’s Additional Earnings: Rohit Sharma, who is currently the captain of the Indian cricket team across all formats, stands out as the highest paid player. As captain, he also enjoys an additional 25% to 50% bonus in match fees.
Categorization of Indian Cricketers: BCCI categorizes Indian cricketers based on their performance. They have three rating systems for male cricketers, three for female cricketers and four for national level cricketers. A player’s performance determines which category they fall into.
Match Earnings: While Indian cricketers receive a basic salary annually, a significant portion of their income comes from match fees. Here’s how it works:
- Test matches: Each player in the starting 11 earns ₹15 lakh ($18,500) per test match.
- ODI Matches: Players in the starting XI get Rs. 6 lakh ($7,500) per match.
- T20I Matches: For T20I matches, Indian cricketers earn 3 lakhs which is around USD 3750 per match.
Salaries of Key Indian Cricketers: Here is a look at the salaries of some of the top Indian cricketers for the 2022-2023 season:
- Virat Kohli: Basic Salary – 7 Crores, Test Fee – 15 Lakh, ODI Fee – 6 Lakh, T20 Fee – 3 Lakh
- Rohit Sharma: Basic Salary – 7 Crores, Test Fee – 18 Lakh, ODI Fee – 7.2 Lakh, T20 Fee – 3.6 Lakh
- Jasprit Bumrah: Basic Salary – 7 Crores, Test Fee – 15 Lakh, ODI Fee – 6 Lakh, T20 Fee – 3 Lakh
- R Ashwin: Basic Salary – 5 Crores, Test Fee – 15 Lakh, ODI Fee – 6 Lakh, T20 Fee – 3 Lakh
- Ravindra Jadeja: Basic Salary – 5 Crores, Test Fee – 15 Lakh, ODI Fee – 6 Lakh, T20 Fee – 3 Lakh
- Rishabh Pant: Basic Salary – 5 Crores, Test Fee – 15 Lakh, ODI Fee – 6 Lakh, T20 Fee – 3 Lakh
- KL Rahul: Basic Salary – 5 Crores, Test Fee – 15 Lakh, ODI Fee – 6 Lakh, T20 Fee – 3 Lakh
- M Shami: Basic Salary – 5 Crores, Test Fee – 15 Lakh, ODI Fee – 6 Lakh, T20 Fee – 3 Lakh
- And more…
Monthly salaries for retired players: Jay Shah, BCCI secretary, has announced an increase in monthly allowances for retired players and cricketers and match officials. Nearly 900 individuals will benefit from this raise, and about 75% of them will receive a 100% increase in their monthly earnings.
- Former first-class players who were previously earning Rs. 15,000 will now get Rs. 30,000.
- Former Test players earning Rs. 37,500 will now get Rs. 60,000.
- Former players who were getting Rs. Now Rs.50,000 will be paid. 70,000.
- Women who have previously played international cricket and earned Rs. 30,000 will now get Rs. 52,500.
- Men who played first-class cricket before 2003 and earned Rs. 22,500 will now get Rs. 45,000.
BCCI Pay Scale for Indian Cricketers: BCCI has established a clear pay scale for Indian cricketers based on their rating. Here’s an overview:
- Grade A+ players earn 7 million rupees per annum.
- Grade A players receive 5 million rupees per annum.
- Grade B players are paid 3 million rupees per annum.
- Grade C players earn 1 million rupees per year.
Salaries for Young Talents (Under 19 Players): Indian cricketers under 19 do not have fixed salaries. They are elected by the Committee for State and People’s Duties. Their earnings depend on their performance and capabilities. When they participate in Ranji Trophy, they get Rs. 40,000 for the four-day match and Rs. 10,000 per day.
Support for young players: The government provides full support for the movement of young players from one country to another. They also receive an annual salary of 12 lakhs and are provided with gear, a gear bag and free inter-state travel.
Conclusion: BCCI’s midterm agreement for 2022-2023 season. retains the existing rating system for Indian cricketers. These players are categorized based on their performance and Rohit Sharma leads the earning list as the captain of the Indian cricket team. It is clear that cricket remains a lucrative profession in India, with significant financial rewards for both established stars and emerging talent.