What Is The Salary Of Indian Cricket Players?

It would be interesting to know the salaries of Indian cricketers from both BCCI and IPL contracts.

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It is a fact that the BCCI ( Board of Control for Cricket in India) is the richest body cricket body globally. As a result, the salary of Indian cricket players from BCCI annually is unbelievably high.

Particularly, an Indian cricketer participating in all three different formats regularly earns a huge amount of money in terms of annual salary as well as per match fee. Even if a player isn’t a part of the playing XI, they can still earn half of the match fee as a part of the squad member.

Recently, BCCI categorized a total number of 30 cricketers, by granting them contracts with four different grades such as Grade A+, Grade A, Grade B and Grade C.

Interestingly, you can find top Indian cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja in the Grade A+ category, by earning a lucrative annual salary of INR 7 crores from BCCI per year.

Shockingly, the rising talents like Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel haven’t been included under any IPL or BCCI contract.

At the same time, certain players were excluded from the BCCI central contract. It is because a cricketer has been injured, aiming to regain fitness or out of the national cricket team for a long time for various reasons.

It would be interesting to know the salaries of Indian cricketers from both BCCI and IPL contracts. Also, it is important to know that the salaries of Indian players are considered based on the annual figures since there aren’t any contracts on a per-month or per-match basis.

Match Fee of Indian Cricketers in Different Formats

The match fee of Indian cricketers are listed below for 3 different formats namely Tests, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is):

CriteriaTest (INR)ODI (INR)T20 (INR)
Playing XI15 Lakhs6 Lakhs3 Lakhs
Not included in playing XI7.5 Lakhs3 Lakhs1.5 Lakhs

Salary of Indian Cricket players according to different grades

The salary of Indian cricket players varies according to different grades under the BCCI annual contracts listed below:

A+ Grade (INR)A Grade (INR)  B Grade (INR)C Grade (INR)
7 Crores5 Crores3 Crores1 Crore

Salary of Indian Cricket Players in Grade A+: 4 Cricketers

Here is the list of cricketers under the Grade A+ category and their annual salary according to the BCCI and Indian Premier League IPL contract:

S. NoPlayerBCCI Annual Contract (INR)IPL Contract (INR)IPL Team
1.Rohit Sharma7 crores16 CroresMumbai Indians
2.Virat Kohli7 crores15 CroresRoyal Challengers Bangalore
3.Jasprit Bumrah7 Crores12 CroresMumbai Indians
4.Ravindra Jadeja7 Crores16 CroresChennai Super Kings

Salary of Indian Cricket Players in Grade A: 6 Cricketers

Indian cricket players like Mohammed Siraj, KL Rahul and Shubman Gill have moved up a grade in the below list of BCCI annual contracts:

S. NoPlayerBCCI Annual Contract (INR)IPL Contract (INR)IPL Team
1.Ravichandran Ashwin 5  crores5 CroresRajasthan Royals
2.Mohammed Shami5 crores6.25 CroresGujarat Titans
3.Mohammed Siraj5 Crores7 CroresRoyal Challengers Bangalore
4.KL Rahul5 Crores17 CroresLucknow Super Giants
5.Shubman Gill5 Crores8 CroresGujarat Titans
6.Hardik Pandya5 Crores15 CroresMumbai Indians

Salary of Indian Cricket Players in Grade B: 5 Cricketers

Yashasvi Jaiswal is the only Indian cricket player newly contracted by the BCCI under the Grade B category. Whereas, players like Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant have dropped from Grade A to Grade B and the salary details are mentioned below according to the BCCI and IPL contract:

S. NoPlayerBCCI Annual Contract (INR)IPL Contract (INR)IPL Team
1.Suryakumar Yadav3 crores8 CroresRajasthan Royals
2.Rishabh Pant3 crores16 CroresDelhi Capitals
3.Kuldeep Yadav3 crores2 CroresDelhi Capitals
4.Axar Patel3 crores9 CroresDelhi Capitals
5.Yashasvi Jaiswal3 crores4 CroresRajasthan Royals

Salary of Indian Cricket Players in Grade C: 15 Cricketers

Apart from the four players like Sanju Samson, KS Bharat, Arshdeep Singh, and Shardul Thakur, all these players in the below list are newly contracted by the BCCI under the Grade C category:

S. NoPlayerBCCI Annual Contract (INR)IPL Contract (INR)IPL Team
1.Sanju Samson1 Crore14 CroresRajasthan Royals
2.Washington Sundar1 Crore8.75 CroresSunrisers Hyderabad
3.KS Bharat1 Crore1.2 CroresGujarat Titans
4. Arshdeep Singh1 Crore4 CroresPunjab Kings
5.Rinku Singh1 Crore55 LakhsKolkata Knight Riders
6.Tilak Verma1 Crore1.70 CroresMumbai Indians
7.Ruturaj Gaikwad1 Crore6 CroresChennai Super Kings
8.Shardul Thakur1 Crore4 CroresChennai Super Kings
9.Shivam Dube1 Crore10 CroresChennai Super Kings
10.Ravi Bishnoi1 Crore4 CroresLucknow Super Giants
11.Jitesh Sharma1 Crore20 LakhsPunjab Kings
12.Mukesh Kumar1 Crore5.50 Crores Delhi Capitals
13.Prasidh Krishna1 Crore10 CroresRajasthan Royals
14.Avesh Khan1 Crore10 CroresLucknow Super Giants
15.Rajat Patidar1 Crore50 LakhsRoyal Challengers Bangalore

Salary of Indian Cricket Players in IPL who are not under BCCI Central Contract

These are the players who were dropped from the BCCI central contract scheme and their salaries in the Indian Premier League along with the teams are mentioned below:

  1. Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians): INR 15.25 Crores
  2. Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders): INR 12.25 Crores
  3. Umesh Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders): INR 2 Crores
  4. Shikhar Dhawan (Punjab Kings): INR 8.25 Crores
  5. Deepak Hooda (Lucknow Super Giants): INR 5.25 Crores
  6. Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan Royals): INR 6.5 Crores

Additionally, Cheteshwar Pujara who is participating in County Championship 2024 representing Sussex, is excluded from the BCCI central contract along with these players

Previously, Ishan Kishan was in Grade C whereas Shreyas Iyer was in Grade B. However, these cricketers still have the chance to play for the Indian cricket team and the selection depends upon the clearance of the fitness test. Furthermore, these players would receive only a match fee that varies according to the format of the game.

In other words, if Ishan and Shreyas make a comeback, they won’t be considered for the contract renewal.

Overall, being contracted with BCCI motivates a player to perform well by having the scope to earn significant wealth and upgrade their cricketing career to a higher level.

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