BCCI Announce Pay Hike & COVID-19 Compensation For Domestic Cricketers


The BCCI announced a pay hike and compensation for the 2020-21 season which was hit by COVID-19 as per the latest reports. Senior men’s domestic cricketers will now earn Rs 40,000 (up to 20 matches), Rs 50,000 (21 to 40 matches), and Rs 60,000 (more than 40 matches).

According to the reports, earlier the senior domestic men’s cricketers (playing XI) earn Rs 35,000 per match for Ranji Trophy or Vijay Hazare Trophy. For the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the BCCI pays players Rs 17,500 per game.

The BCCI statement stated that the compensation for Ranji Trophy and Senior Women T20s (2020-21 Season) – The cricketers who participated in 2019-20 BCCI Domestic Cricket Season – will get 50 per cent match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation.

The report further added that for the women cricketers (playing XI), who were previously earning Rs 12,500, they will now be paid Rs 20,000 at the senior level. The U-23 and U-19/U-16 players have had their pay hiked from Rs 5,500 to Rs 10,000.

The Men’s U-23 players will earn Rs 25,000 per day, hiked from Rs 17500 if they are in the playing XI, and Rs 12,500 (previously Rs 8750) if in the reserves.

India’s domestic cricket season of 2021/22 will commence on September 21 with the Senior Women’s One Day League and will be followed by the Senior Women’s One Day Challenger Trophy, starting from October 27.

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