Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - BCCI increases match fees for domestic cricketers. The pay structure has also been made dynamic with the figures counting for being part of 20 matches.
The pay structure has also been made dynamic with the figures counting for being part of 20 matches.
Following its Apex Council Meeting held on Monday (September 20), the BCCI has decided to increase the match fees of the domestic cricketers across age groups. The board also came to the conclusion that the cricketers who participated in the Indian domestic season in 2019-20 will be paid 50% match fee as compensation for the season 2020-21 which was lost due to the pandemic situation.
India's senior men's domestic cricketers, who earned INR 35,000 per day, will now be awarded INR 40,000 while being part of the playing XI. The reserves' fees have been bumped up from 17,500 per day to 20,000. The pay structure has also been made dynamic with the above figures counting for being part of 20 matches. There is a further rise for players part of both – playing XI and reserves – for featuring in 21 to 40 matches in the season – the figures go up to 50,000 and 25,000 per day respectively. When they feature in more than 40 games in the season, the pay rises to 60,000 and 30,000 per day.
The senior women's domestic players in the playing XI too will now receive INR 20,000 per day instead of the previous figure of INR 12,500, while the reserves will be paid INR 10,000 as opposed to INR 6,250 that they previously received.
The pay structure for the men's age-group domestic cricketers – U23, U19 and U16 – has also been revamped as per the dynamic model for the seniors, while the women cricketers in those age groups too will get a salary bump.
The board also concluded during the meeting that the decision to host Under-16 tournaments will be taken after the Under-19 events and based on the covid situation in the country.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah, said: “I am really pleased with the outcome of the 9th Apex Council Meeting of the BCCI. The primary agenda was to compensate our domestic cricketers and we have put out a well-structured remuneration plan for them. As you have seen, we will be allotting 50% match fees for the truncated 2020-21 Ranji season.
“The increase of match fee for domestic cricketers is another welcome step and this will move will ensure that professional cricketers can solely focus on playing cricket and are appropriately rewarded. Domestic cricket is our backbone and we will make every effort to keep it strong and healthy so that our bench strength always remains superior,” he added.
Pay Structure for Domestic Men's Age-Group Cricketers [All Fees in INR]
Pay Structure for Domestic Women's Age-Group Cricketers [All Fees in INR]