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    How much a player of an Indian cricket team is paid by BCCI?

    Ever wondered how much a cricketer earns in international matches? Searching for the amount of match fee? Check out this page and understand who governs the fee payment.

    Cricket is one of the most favored sports all across the world. Cricketers are paid most compared to the other sports in India.
    I want to know how much a playing member of international team India player is given as match fee?
    Who governs this fees payment?
  • Answers

    5 Answers found.
  • All the players who are selected for the international matches will be grouped into three grades. Grade A, B and C, basing on their records, capabilities and skill. Each candidate listed will be paid a sum as a retainer fee. This will be changing from time to time. Presently A player who is Grade A will be paid 2 crores per annum. A player in Grade B will get 1 crore and a player in Grade C will get 50 Lakhs.
    In addition to that, the player who plays an international match will get 15 lakhs per test match, 6 lakhs per ODI and 3 Lakhs per T20.
    The match fee for a Ranji Trophy player is Rs 10,000 per day and he gets Rs 40,000 as match fee. However, a state team regularly earns around Rs 12 lakh per season as the player gets a percentage of broadcast rights earnings.This amount will be given as a lump sum amount at the end of the season.

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  • The payments or salaries given to Indian cricketers is based on yearly contracts. Each player will additionally get a fixed amount per the match he/she plays. The players are divided into 3 categories and are paid according to that. According to a recent press release by BCCI in 2017, the following list shows the players in various categories:

    Grade A:
    Ajinkya Rahane
    Cheteshwar Pujara
    MS Dhoni
    Murali Vijay
    R Ashwin
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Virat Kohli

    Grade B:
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    Ishant Sharma
    Jasprit Bumrah
    KL Rahul
    Mohammed Shami
    Rohit Sharma
    Umesh Yadav
    Wriddhiman Saha
    Yuvraj Singh.

    Grade C:
    Ambati Rayudu
    Amit Mishra
    Ashish Nehra
    Axar Patel
    Dhawal Kulkarni
    Hardik Pandya
    Jayant Yadav
    Karun Nair
    Kedar Jadhav
    Mandeep Singh
    Manish Pandey
    Parthiv Patel
    Rishabh Pant
    Shardul Thakur
    Shikhar Dhawan
    Yuzvendra Chahal

    The recent paygrade for each group are:
    Grade A: 2 crores
    Grade B: 1 crore
    Grade C: 50 lakhs

    Apart from this yearly contract fees, each player will get 15 lakhs per test match and 6 lakhs per one day international (ODI) and T20 matches respectively. Recently the team comprising a majority of group A players (Kohli and Dhoni in particular) along with coach Ravi Shastri has proposed a hike in yearly contract fees to 8 crores per year for grade A player and also proposed that the captain must be paid higher than that of grade A players.

    Coming to women's team, they are paid ay under than men's team. They are also divided into three categories as men's team but the difference comes when it comes to paying.

    Grade A: 15 lakhs
    Grade B: 10 lakhs
    Grade C: Unknown/undisclosed

    After 2016, the men's salary was doubled but women's salary remained the same. Despite great performances by women's team, they are either ignored or are not considered as a team of India.

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  • As you mentioned cricket is one of the famous and favorite play of all. BCCI has decided to pay online. There are no more cheques issued like earlier. Supreme Court had appointed Committee of Administrators to do all financial transactions online and do all direct payment to all the cricketers at all level's. Earlier it was sent to the board and then board use to issue a check to all the player's. By this procedure there was lot of discrepancies at the domestic level. So now COA [Committee of Administrators] has decided to directly transfer the amount to the players account.
    Grade A players will be paid Rs 2 crores per annum, Grade B will be paid Rs 1 Crore per annum and Grade C will be paid Rs 50 lakhs per annum.
    Grade A players are : Virat Kohli, M.S. Dhoni, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay.
    Grade B Players are: Rohit Sharma, K.L. Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh.
    Grade C Players are: Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Ashish Nehra, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Jayant Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur, Rishabh Pant.

    The match fee for test matches has been raised to Rs15 lakh per match from Rs 7.50 lakh earlier, while ODI and T20 Internationals match pay Rs 6 lakh and 3 lakh. This effect is from October 2016.
    The Grade distribution is done by national selection committee as per their seniority and score's achieved by the players .

  • Cricket is the most popular sport and the players as per their ranking and past performance grouped in 3 top groups as per their grading and are renumerated 2 crores, 1 crore and 50 lakh per annum respectively. This is possible as the huge revenues are generated through the advertisements and media coverage of this sport in our country.

    As per supreme Supreme Court directions, the payments are now directly paid to the players by electronic transfers to their bank accounts which has helped in removing the doubts on these financial transactions which were earlier done by BCCI from their office.

    In addition to above, e the players are paid 15 lakh for test matches and 6 lakh for one-day international matches.

    Apart from above, the players get gifts and costly gadgets from the advertising companies in kind and other indirect facilities which can not be measured in terms of money.

    In total, the emoluments of our top cricket players are very high.

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  • A. I want to know how much a playing member of international team India player is given as match fee?

    India is the mecca of cricket and BCCI is one among the top powerful cricket body in the world. Last year BCCI announced a pay hike. Generally most of the players are centrally contracted and will get a annual pay or a retainership. If a player on a central contract actually finds his name in the squad of 11, then he gets an additional amount based on the match.

    The annual retainership is further based on the grade of players (skill, contribution, consistency, number of international matches played).

    Group A: gets Rs:2 crore/annum ( MS Dhomi,Virat Kohli etc)
    Group B: gets 1 crore/annum (Yuvraj Singh)
    Groupd C:gets 50 lakhs/annum (Ashish Nehra)

    If the play in the national team then each player (whether centrally contracted or not) gets

    Rs 15 Lakhs/test match, Rs 6 lakhs/ODI match and Rs 3 lakhs/T20 match

    Apart from this the BCCI also gives bonus (team bonus and individual bonus) for a better performance, for instance a 50 or a 100 by a player against top 3 opposition teams will get the player a bonus.

    The grades A,B and C are NOT premanent.Very recetnly Ojha, Harbhajan Singh have been moved from Grade B to Grade C. Vinay kumar, Manoj Tiwary has been excluded from Grade C based on inconsitency.

    B. Who governs this fees payment?
    The pay is governed by BCCI. Recently, when the senior players demanded more pay, the Honorable Supreme Court appointed a Committee of Administrators fr the salary allocation.It is quoted that 26% of the current BCCI revenue is spent on paying the Indian Cricketers (13% for international,10.6% for domestic and 2.4% for junior)

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