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Indian cricket players’ salaries | How much salaries do Indian Players Get?

India is a lot of Cricket. With the introduction of IPL, the popularity has touched sky heights. Not only teams and sports but people want to know more and more about their favorites players. In this article, we will know about the money side of the game. Indian cricketers are very wealthy. BCCI is the wealthiest cricket board in the world. Over the period of October 2020 to September 2021, BCCI contracted 28 players in the retainer list. Players in the list are divided into four categories namely, A+, A, B and C. Players get different salaries in accordance with their category. Let’s have a detailed look at all four categories and know about Indian cricket players’ salaries.

Indian cricket players’ salaries :

# Grade A+ (7 crores a year)

Grade A+ categories are the richest category in the salary list. 7 crore is the salary for Grade A+ players. Only 3 player falls in A+ category for the year 2020-21.

Grade A+ players - Indian cricket players' salaries

Grade A+ players

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Jasprit Bumrah

# Grade A (5 crores a year)

Grade A consists of the second-most earners in Indian cricket. Players in Grade A earn 5 crores a year. 10 players made it to Grade A for the year 2020-2021.

Grade A players

Grade A players

  1. Ravichandran Ashwin
  2. Ravindra Jadeja
  3. Cheteshwar Pujara
  4. Ajinkya Rahane
  5. Shikhar Dhawan
  6. KL Rahul
  7. Mohammed Shami
  8. Ishant Sharma
  9. Rishabh Pant
  10. Hardik Pandya

Also read: Top-5 players with Highest Individual Scores in T20 International

# Grade B (3 crores a year)

Grade B consists of players with a yearly salary of 3 crores. 5 players made it to Grade B for the year 2020-2021.

Grade B players

Grade B players

  1. Wriddhiman Saha
  2. Umesh Yadav
  3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  4. Shardul Thakur
  5. Mayank Agarwal

# Grade C (1 crore a year)

Grade C is the fourth and last category in the salary list of BCCI. Players in this category earn 1 crore a year. There are 10 players total in Grade C for the year 2020-2021.

Grade C players

Grade C players

  1. Kuldeep Yadav
  2. Navdeep Saini
  3. Deepak Chahar
  4. Shubman Gill
  5. Hanuma Vihari
  6. Axar Patel
  7. Shreyas Iyer
  8. Washington Sundar
  9. Yuzvendra Chahal
  10. Mohammad Siraj

Incentives by BCCI to Indian Cricket players

Not only salary but Indian cricketers also get incentives for their performance. An Indian cricket player is paid Rs 15 lakh for an International Test match, Rs 6 lakh for an ODI and Rs 3 lack for every T20I as match fees. Players who are not part of playing 11 earn 50% of the match fees. Further, a player is paid Rs 7 lakh for scoring a double hundred, 5 lakh for a century, or a five-wicket haul. All these amounts are paid in form of bonuses and are not a part of the fixed yearly salary.

Also read: Top Five All-time highest-earning Cricketers in the World

Players who got newly added or removed from BCCI’s yearly contract

Players who got newly added or removed - Indian cricket players' salaries

Shubman Gill, Mohammad Siraj and Axar Patel were awarded in the form of inclusion for their excellent performance throughout last year. However, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav were not provided with a BCCI contract for the year 2020-2021.

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Atish Das
Atish Das
A die-hard Manchester United fan who has an interest in Advertising and Photo Editing. I love to travel a lot and see this beautiful world with my own eyes!!!
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