All you want to know about the Salaries of IPL coaches:- The IPL being a cash rich league never leaves anyone short of money. As the years have gone by money has become the centre of attention for players, coaches, men behind-the-scenes. It is great to see small-town boys who are never heard of by many to fetch crores at the auction.
But what about the coaches who work tirelessly to formulate strategies and make sure players are in best form? Are they paid the amount they deserve?
As per the sources, Sachin Tendulkar is the highest paid mentor in IPL. The exact amount paid to Sachin remains undisclosed. Sachin was made the icon of Mumbai Indians in 2014 after his retirement from the game. Since then he has been working with the team and makes his presence felt at almost every match MI play.
The second man on the list is Delhi Daredevils Coach Rahul Dravid. Rhaul Dravid joined men in red in 2016 after Rajasthan’s ban from the league. Sources say he is paid 4.5 crores a season. Despite being paid a decent amount, Delhi Daredevils have not made significant progress under his mentorship.
Third on the list are Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders’ coaches Daniel Vettori and Jack Kallis, both of whom have played for the respective franchises in the past. They stand at 3.5 crores. Vettori led RCB in 2011 and 2012 before taking up coaching in 2013 IPL while Kallis spent 4 years at KKR as a player before he bid adieu in IPL 2015.
Fourth on the list is Nawab of Najafgarh and KXIP coach Virender Sehwag. He is not the coach but has been given the role of Director of Cricket Affairs and has been involved with the franchise since 2014.
Stephen Fleming of Rising Pune Supergiant, Tom Moody of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mahela Jayawardene of Mumbai Indians are paid Rs.2.5 crores per year. The CSK-coach Fleming again ended up being in the same side Dhoni’s after CSK’s ban. Tom Moody has led SRH to title win in 2016 while this is Jaywardena’s first stint as an IPL coach.
The lowest paid IPL coach is Brad Hodge of Gujarat Lions who receives a remuneration of around 70 lakhs per season. He has been involved with GL since 2016.
As these coaches are enjoying lavish amounts, it remains to be seen when BCCI increases salaries of domestic coaches who play an equally important role in development of cricket in the country!
– by Atharva Apte