BCCI All Set to Hike National Selectors’, Umpires’ Salaries

Selectors along with umpires and video analysts would get a significant pay hike, the board has decided.

The three national selectors along with umpires, scorers and video analysts are all set to enjoy a financial windfall from the BCCI. The Indian cricket board has decided to increase the remuneration of the officials mentioned above.

The decision was taken by the Cricket Operations wing of BCCI headed by Saba Karim. Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators were also in favour of rewarding the national selectors.

But, while so much has happened, BCCI treasurer, Aniruddh Chaudhary surprisingly had no idea about the remuneration hike.

Currently, chief of selectors gets Rs 80 lakh per annum while other selectors get Rs 60 lakh. The BCCI decided after taking note that two ousted selectors Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjpe are drawing the same salary as Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh.

“Since selectors can be only appointed in AGMs, Jatin and Gagan despite not rendering services are drawing a fat salary as per norms. This is being unfair to Devang and Sarandeep, who are crisscrossing the country,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.

BCCI All Set to Hike National Selectors', Umpires' Salaries

Reports are suggesting selectors’ chairman will get something in the range of Rs 1 crore. On the other hand, two others will get anything between Rs 75 to 80 lakh.

The BCCI has also decided to reward the umpires, scorers and video analysts. They last enjoyed a pay hike six years ago.

As per the new pay structure, an umpire will now get Rs 40,000 per day for a first class, three-day or 50 over game.

He earlier used to get Rs 20,000 per day. The umpire’s fees for T20 matches will be Rs 20,000 per game from the earlier Rs 10,000.

BCCI All Set to Hike National Selectors', Umpires' Salaries
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For the match referees, it will be Rs 30,000 for four-day, three-day and one-day games while Rs 15,000 for T20 games.

The scorers, who have been the least paid, will now get Rs 10,000 per match day.

On the other hand, they will pocket Rs 5,000 for T20s. The video analysts will now get Rs 15,000 per day for non-T20 games and Rs 7500 for the shortest format.

But interestingly, Chaudhary has not been made aware of all this.

“I can remember that Aniruddh had suggested a substantial hike during a finance committee meeting last year, but I don’t think he has been kept in the loop this time,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.

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