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Indian Cricket Players Salary: BCCI alloted the salary for the Indian cricketers (both Men and women) based on their performance which reflects as 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

A Cricketer in India earns from a lot of ways like – Advertising, sponsorship, becoming a brand ambassador, playing other Cricket leagues like IPL, own brands, and more.

Notably, Virat Kohli is the only active cricketer to be named in the Top 5 Richest Cricketer in India for the year 2021.

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 AGrade BGrade C
INR 7 CrINR 5 CrINR 3 CrINR 1 Cr

 

Domestic Cricketers Salary
CategorySalary
Seniors(above 40 matches)INR 60,000
Under 23INR 25,000
Under 19INR 20,000

 

BCCI’s Grading system for Women’s

BCCI has increased the match fee for women cricketers in 2021. Senior women (playing XI) will get INR 20,000 per match day where they were receiving INR 12,500 before.

International Cricketers Salary
Grade AGrade BGrade C
INR 50 LakhsINR 30 LakhsINR 10 Lakhs

 

Domestic Cricketers Salary
CategorySalary
Senior women (playing XI)INR 20,000

 

Men’s Cricketers Salary

The annual contracts of India’s men’s cricketers have been announced by the BCCI with a total of 28 players on the retainer list for the period from October 2020 to September 2021.

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:

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:

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:

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Wriddhiman Saha
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:

  • Axar Patel
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Hanuma Vihari
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Shubman Gill
  • Washington Sundar
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

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.

Following are the full list of Indian cricket players salary along with their match fee:

PlayerBCCI SalaryTestODIT20I
Virat Kohli7 Crores15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Rohit Sharma7 Crores15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Jasprit Bumrah7 Crores15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Ajinkya Rahane5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Cheteshwar Pujara5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Hardik Pandya5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Ishant Sharma5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
KL Rahul5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Mohammed Shami5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Ravichandran Ashwin5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Ravindra Jadeja5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Rishabh Pant5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Shikhar Dhawan5 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Bhuvneshwar Kumar3 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Mayank Agarwal3 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Shardul Thakur3 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Umesh Yadav3 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Wriddhiman Saha3 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Axar Patel1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Deepak Chahar1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Hanuma Vihari1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Kuldeep Yadav1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Mohammed Siraj1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Navdeep Saini1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Shreyas Iyer1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Shubman Gill1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Washington Sundar1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh
Yuzvendra Chahal1 crore15 lakh6 lakh3 lakh

Indian Women Cricketers Salary

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the Annual Player Contracts for Team India (Senior Women) for the period from October 2020 to September 2021.

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:

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:

  • Ekta Bisht
  • Jhulan Goswami
  • Shikha Pandey
  • Deepti Sharma
  • Jemimah Rodrigues
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:

  • Radha Yadav
  • D Hemalatha
  • Anuja Patil
  • Veda Krishnamurthy
  • Mansi Joshi
  • Punam Raut
  • Mona Meshram
  • Arundhati Reddy
  • Rajeshwari Gayakwad
  • Taniya Bhatia
  • 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