Indian Cricket Players Salary – Full List Updated With All-Inclusive

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Virat, KL Rahul, Hardik, Iyer(Bottom first), Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues

Indian Cricket Players Salary: BCCI allotted the salary for the Indian cricketers (both Men and women) based on their performance which reflects in their points to get positioned in the BCCI’s grading system.

BCCI so far announced four grading systems for Men’s cricketers and three grading systems for women’s cricketers.

Indian Cricket Players Salary List

Indian Cricket Players Salary: A Cricketer in India earns in a lot of ways like – Advertising, sponsorship, becoming a brand ambassador, playing other Cricket leagues like IPL, owning brands, and more.

Notably, Virat Kohli is the only active cricketer to be named in the Top 5 Richest Cricketers in India for the year 2022.

Qualification for BCCI’s annual central contacts:

  • A+ category – All three formats player
  • A category – All three formats, at least 2 formats, Test cricket necessary
  • B category – Two formats
  • C category – Single format player

BCCI’s Grading System for Men’s

BCCI pays for both International and domestic cricket teams for both men and women categories.

International Crickets Salary
Grade A + Grade A Grade B Grade C
INR 7 Cr INR 5 Cr INR 3 Cr INR 1 Cr
Domestic Cricketers Salary
Category Salary
Seniors(above 40 matches) INR 60,000
Under 23 INR 25,000
Under 19 INR 20,000

BCCI’s Grading System for Women’s

BCCI has increased the match fee for women domestic cricketers in 2022. Senior women (playing XI) will get INR 20,000 per match day where they were receiving INR 12,500 before.

International Cricketers Salary
Grade A Grade B Grade C
INR 50 Lakhs INR 30 Lakhs INR 10 Lakhs
Domestic Cricketers Salary
Category Salary
Senior women (playing XI) INR 20,000

Men’s Cricketer’s Salary

The BCCI contract list 2022 was ratified by the BCCI’s Apex Council on March 2, 2022. Last time, the BCCI had awarded the central contract to 28 cricketers but this year, only 27 have been awarded contracts.

The two-player names who have been excluded from the BCCI Central Contract List 2022 entirely include Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini.

Apart from the BCCI annual salary, the players will also receive an income for playing in every Test, ODI, and T20I match.

An Indian player has a fixed match fee of Rs 15 lakh for a Test match. For an ODI, a player earns Rs 6 lakh while he earns Rs 3 lakh for every T20I. Those who don’t make it to the playing XI draw 50% of the match fee.

Grade A+ Players

Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 7 Crores annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Jasprit Bumrah
  4. Ravindra Jadeja

Grade A players 

Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 5 crore annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:

  1. Hardik Pandya
  2. R Ashwin
  3. Mohammed Shami
  4. Rishabh Pant
  5. Axar Patel

Grade B players

Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 3 crore annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:

  1. Cheteshwar Pujara
  2. KL Rahul
  3. Shreyas Iyer
  4. Mohammed Siraj
  5. Suryakumar Yadav
  6. Shubman Gill

Grade C players 

Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 1 crore annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:

  1. Umesh Yadav
  2. Shikhar Dhawan
  3. Shardul Thakur
  4. Ishan Kishan
  5. Deepak Hooda
  6. Yuzvendra Chahal
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Sanju Samson
  9. Arshdeep Singh
  10. KS Bharat

Indian Women Cricketer’s Salary

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the Annual Player Contracts for Team India (Senior Women) for the 2022-23 season

As for Men cricketers, Women cricketers will also receive the same amount of match fee for all three formats. As per the rule, women cricketers will receive the following fee per match across the formats:

  • Tests – 15 Lakhs(per match)
  • ODIs – 6 Lakhs(per match)
  • T20Is – 3 Lakhs(per match)

Grade A players

Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 50 Lakhs annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:

  1. Harmanpreet Kaur
  2. Smriti Mandhana
  3. Deepti Sharma

Grade B players

Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 30 Lakhs annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:

  1. Renuka Singh Thakur
  2. Jemimah Rodrigues
  3. Shafali Verma
  4. Richa Ghosh
  5. Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Grade C players 

Indian Cricket Players Salary – Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 10 Lakhs annually. Following are the Indian cricketers who are listed under this grade:

  1. Meghna Singh
  2. Devika Vaidya
  3. Sabbineni Meghana
  4. Anjali Sarvani
  5. Sneh Rana
  6. Radha Yadav
  7. Harleen Deol
  8. Yastika Bhatia
  9. Pooja Vastrakar

Bonus for Indian Cricketers

Apart from the Indian cricket players salary, every Indian cricketer would receive a reward for their individual performance in all three format matches. This reward money is not included in their match fee.

  • Rs 500,000 for scoring a hundred in a test or ODI
  • Rs 700,000 for a double hundred in the test
  • Rs 500,000 for 5 wicket haul in Test, ODI, or T20
  • Rs 700,000 for a 10-wicket haul in test matches