As Team India continue to dominate across formats, Virat Kohli and his fellow players have received a hefty Team India players have received a huge monetary boost. The Virat Kohli-led side has been doing really across formats in recent times irrespective of where it is playing. Ravi Shastri has already called the current side the best touring team in the history of Indian cricket and the players have made sure to not let their coach down.
In the last one year or so, India have won ODI series in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The team also won Tests in South Africa, England before registering the country’s first-ever Test series win in Australia earlier this year. On their recent overseas tour, they blanked West Indies across formats.
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India beat the Caribbean outfit 3-0 in T20Is, 2-0 in ODIs and 2-0 in Tests. The BCCI has now rewarded the players for their stunning overseas performances. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has double the daily allowance of the players on overseas tours. Consequently, the players will now receive $250 (Rs 17,799.30) instead of the previous amount of $125 (Rs 8,899.65).
The Vinod Rai-led panel had a meeting in New Delhi to discuss various issues and allowances of the team on home and away series were a major point of contention. As far as the daily allowance at home is concerned, it has remained same. Earlier, the players were allowed INR worth $100 daily, but due to the unstable economy at present, the overseers have decided to fix the allowance at Rs 7500 flat with no linking to the dollar-INR value fluctuations.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the foreign travel allowance is over and above the business class travel, accommodation and laundry expenses that the BCCI takes care of. The hike is only valid for the players and coaching staff.
The new allowances are beside the match fees that BCCI gives the players. For a Test, a player fetches Rs 15 lakh, for an ODI Rs 6 lakh and for a T20I Rs 3 lakh. For those not in the playing XI, they are also entitled to annual retainer fee according to their contracts (Rs 7 cr for A+, Rs 5 cr for A, Rs 3 cr for B and Rs 1 cr for C Grade).