New Delhi: As the most loved sport in India, cricketers also get their fair share of remuneration. The Board of Control for Cricket fixes that salaries of the cricketers based on their performance.
The high level Committee of Administrators set up by Supreme Court of India have announced the contract and salaries of the cricketers from March 2019.
The players are divided into various grades : A+, A, B and C.
Here's what each grade players get:
Grade A+: Rs 7 crore per year - Players: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Grade A: Rs 5 crore per year - Players: MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant
Grade B: Rs 3 crore per year - Players: KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya
Grade C: Rs 1 crore per year - Players: Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Khalil Ahmed, Wriddhiman Saha
Barring this fixed pay, the players also get money when they play a Test Match, ODI and Twenty20.
For a Test match, each player gets Rs 15 lakh, ODI Rs six lakh and for T-20 a player gets Rs three lakh.
Irrespective of which grade a player belongs, if a player scores a century in an ODI or test match, he gets Rs five lakh as bonus. If a double century, the player gets Rs seven lakh.
When a player takes five wickets, he gets Rs five lakh as bonus.
For the India Women Cricket Team, the data is available for October 2017 to September 2019 and has no A+ category.
Also Grade C has been introduced in the time period. Strikingly, gender pay gap is evident which is much lesser to what the men's cricket team gets.
Grade A: Rs 50 lakh - Players: Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana
Grade B: Rs 30 lakh - Players: Poonam Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma
Grade C: Rs 10 lakh - Players: Mansi Joshi, Anuja Patil, Mona Meshram, Nuzhat Parveen, Sushma Verma, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia