Salary of Indian cricketers – Men, Women, Domestic Cricketers Salary: The Indian cricketers are treated no less than a celebrity in the country. The aura of the players is such that they possess a huge value with themselves after they become a consistent face of Indian cricket internationally. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) being the wealthiest cricket board offers a mammoth amount to its cricketers.
The salary structure in the Indian cricket board is pretty simple and rewarding for the consistent performers. The players are divided into different groups according to their stature and performances in the international format. There are as many as four grading systems put in place for Men’s cricket while three for Women’s cricket.
It must be noted that Indian cricketers earn a big chunk of their net worth through brand endorsements, and not from the BCCI salary or the Match fees. The promotions and the collaborations with the brands is a big part of Indian cricketers career. The branding in cricketer’s bat is one such example of brand endorsements and there are several other ways in which the players earn.
In this article, we have provided you with several criteria under which Indian cricketers earn money through the BCCI. Read the list of Salary of Indian cricketers – Men, Women, Domestic Cricketers Salary.
Central Contracts for Men Cricketers:
The players are divided into four grades as per their performances. The players are then given an annual contract to remain associated with the board. The grading system in Indian cricket starts with ‘Grade C’, which apparently earns the least amongst the other groups while it ends at ‘Grade A+’.
The salaries mentioned down below in the tabular representation are the annual salaries which the Indian cricketers get through BCCI central contract. The central contracts are valid for a year. The data down below is from the month of October 2020 to September 2021. The latest central contract list is not yet announced by the BCCI. Stay tuned for that.
|Grade A+||Grade A||Grade B||Grade C|
|INR 7 Crores||INR 5 Crores||INR 3 Crores||INR 1 Crore|
The cricketer named in the Grade A+ central contract list earns INR 7 Crores annually from the BCCI. The players in Grade A earns INR 5 Crores while players in Grade B and Grade C earns INR 3 Crores and INR 1 Crores respectively.
Indian Cricketers in Grade A+ BCCI Contract:
Indian Cricketers in Grade A BCCI Contract:
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Ishant Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Hardik Pandya
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- KL Rahul
- Mohammed Shami
- Cheteshwar Pujara
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Rishabh Pant
Indian Cricketers in Grade B BCCI Contract:
Indian Cricketers in Grade C BCCI Contract:
- Washington Sundar
- Deepak Chahar
- Shubman Gill
- Hanuma Vihari
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Axar Patel
- Navdeep Saini
- Shreyas Iyer
- Mohammed Siraj
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Interestingly, the Indian cricketers also earn a good sum for participation in each match, which differs on the basis of the format. This particular pay is exclusive of the BCCI central contracts.
Indian Cricketers Match fee for Test, ODI and T20Is:
|Test appearance||ODI appearance||T20I appearance|
|INR 15 Lakhs (per match)||INR 6 Lakhs (per match)||INR 3 Lakhs (per match)|
The above-given data is for the players who feature in the playing11 for a particular match. The BCCI also pays a sizable amount of money to the players who don’t make it to the playing11 as well. They get 50 per cent of the match fees.
Salaries of Indian Men Domestic Cricketers:
Besides playing remuneration to the national cricketers, BCCI also keeps track of the domestic players and pays them accordingly.
The structure for the domestic players is divided into three categories which are Senior, who has played above 40 matches, and Under 23 and Under 19.
Down below is the tabular representation of the domestic player’s salary:
|Senior (< 40 matches)||Under 24||Under 19|
|INR 60,000||INR 25,000||INR 20,000|
Central Contracts for Women Cricketers:
The Women cricketers also receive a healthy cheque from the richest cricket board. The grading system in Women’s cricket is divided into three categories – Grade A, Grade B and Grade C.
|Grade A||Grade B||Grade C|
|INR 50 Lakhs||INR 30 Lakhs||INR 10 Lakhs|
Women Cricketers in ‘Grade A’ Contract:
- Mithali Raj
- Poonam Yadav
- Smriti Mandhana
- Harmanpreet Kaur
Women Cricketers in ‘Grade B’ Contract:
- Ekta Bisht
- Deepti Sharma
- Shikha Pandey
- Jemimah Rodrigues
- Jhulan Goswami
Women Cricketers in ‘Grade C’ Contract:
- Radha Yadav
- Arundhati Reddy
- Anuja Patil
- Veda Krishnamurthy
- Pooja Vastrakar
- D Hemalatha
- Punam Raut
- Mona Meshram
- Rajeshwari Gayakwad
- Mansi Joshi
- Taniya Bhatia
Salaries of Indian Women’s Domestic Cricketers:
Similar to men’s domestic cricket, the women’s domestic tournaments are also organised by the BCCI. As per the latest updates, the BCCI has given a pay raise to the domestic women cricketers, who will now earn INR 20,000 per match. Earlier the women cricketers used to earn INR 12,500 per match.
Bonus for Indian Cricketers:
Besides all these central contract and match fees, the Indian cricketers also receive a rewarding dose, which is known as the ‘Bonus’, for achieving a feat in a cricket match that surely depends upon the format played.
The feat can include scoring a century in a Test, ODI or T20I match. It could be a five wickets haul in any of the formats.
Down below is the list of bonuses received by the Indian Cricketers:
|10 wicket haul in a Test matches||INR 700,000|
|Double Century in Test||INR 700,000|
|Century in a Test, ODI or T20I||INR 500,000|
|5 wicket haul in Test, ODI, or T20||INR 500,000|