BCCI announces massive pay hike for Indian domestic players
A week after the BCCI announced the list of the central contracted players; the BCCI has now announced a pay hike for the domestic players as well. The players will also get a share of BCCI’s profits from TV rights.
It was announced their match fee would be raised from Rs 10,000 to Rs 35,000 per match. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri announced during a meeting of Ranji Trophy captains with BCCI officials in Mumbai that domestic players will not be excluded when it comes to the share of profits.
Other than Johri, the meeting was attended by CoA representative Diana Edulji, acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, BCCI Cricket Operations manager Saba Karim, chief selector MSK Prasad and BCCI technical committee head Sourav Ganguly.
According to rules, 26% percent of its profit goes to players out of which around 10.6% is for domestic players.
A player earned 8-9 lakhs before this announcement but the recent announcement states, if a player plays all the matches in a year, his income would be around 26 lakhs per year. With the profit-sharing policy, the players will also get an additional amount.
Chairman of Committee of Administrators, Vinod Rai said:
“If a domestic cricketer was making around Rs 10 lakh per season, he will make Rs 20 lakh up front from BCCI and another Rs 6 to 7 lakh from BCCI’s gross revenue share to make it Rs 26 lakh.”
He also added:
“This is quite a jump from what the domestic cricketers were making in the past. Earlier, they were paid Rs 10,000 per day. Now, they will get Rs 35,000, which is a considerable jump. Of course, if certain teams play more matches, they would be paid more because the number of days will go up.”
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