Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is the richest cricket board in the world and also one of the most influential boards. Well, they had to be due to the massive following of cricket in India. They are also known for paying the highest salaries to their cricketers in their Central Contract and today we are going to share the Indian Cricketers Salaries 2019-2020.
What is the Central Contract of BCCI?
Central Contract is the method of paying salaries in cricket which is categorized into three categories by BCCI i.e. A, B, and C. The first category holds star players with the maximum experience in the team. The duration of the Central Contract given to the players is 1 year. The salaries paid to the category ‘A’ are the highest and of course, category C gets the lowest salaries.
The players who make their debut are added to the ‘C’ category. There are three types of fee which is paid to the players including retainer fee, match fee, and individual performance bonus. The retainer fee is the guaranteed fee per year which must be paid to the players. For ‘A’ category, the retainer fee for a year is 20 million (INR), B category gets 10 million, and C category gets 5 million (INR).
On the other hand, the second type of fee is the match fee which is paid to every player who plays an international match for Team India. If a player is part of the Indian squad for a specific series or tournament, he will only get the match fee when he plays in it. Otherwise, the match fee will not be paid to the player who hasn’t played the match.
The last type is the individual performance bonus which is quite-explanatory that the players get this based on their performance such as man of the match, highest run scorer, or highest wicket-taker.
So this was everything you needed to know about Indian Cricketers Salaries 2019-20. Keep visiting our website for more cricket updates and live scores.