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Pay rise: BCCI announces hike in match fee for domestic cricketers due to Covid-affected season


The Board of Control for Cricket in Indi (BCCI) on Monday stated that the Indian domestic cricketers who were affected by the covid19-curtailed last season will be paid 50 percent additional match fee as compensation for the disruption. For the upcoming season, the cricket board also announced a hike in their remuneration for the 2021-22 season.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah issued a statement which said that senior players who have featured in more than 40 matches will get a raise of Rs 60,000. ForU-23 a hike of Rs 25,000 was announced while U-19 players will also recieve a salary hike of Rs 20,000.

As far as compensation for Ranji Trophy and senior women T20s (2020-21 Season)  is concerned, the cricketers who participated in 2019-20 BCCI domestic cricket season will get 50 percent match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation. Remuneration for women cricketers and senior players were also revealed.

The decision to organize the tournaments will be taken post the Under 19 tournaments and taking into account the COVID-19 situation.

Many Indian cricketers who struggled financially after the Ranji Trophy was not held last year, will heave a sigh of relief.

Before Monday’s decision, a first XI player in a Ranji Trophy game was entitled to Rs 35,000 per day. For Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the BCCI pays Rs. 17,500 per game.

The Apex Council passed the international home season 2021-22 along with the venues.

BCCI domestic pay structure. BCCI domestic pay structure.

(With PTI inputs)



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