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.
Cricketers who participated in 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation #BCCIApexCouncil
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 20, 2021
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.
(With PTI inputs)