The Board of Cricket Control of India recently disclosed its payments made above Rs. 25 Lakhs in June 2017, revealing some huge amounts made to players and support staffs, team hotels, and IPL franchises, on its website BCCI.TV
While former India coach Anil Kumble earned a sum of Rs. 48 lakhs for the month of April, the same month when the turmoil between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble started. Kumble had a one-year contract of approximately Rs. 6.25 crores.
India team opener earned a whopping amount of Rs.1.12 crores for his share of gross revenue in international matches played in India or abroad in 2015-16. The India test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane got a sum of 1.1 crores, while the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and KL Rahul earned Rs. 1.01 crores, Rs. 67.99 lakhs and Rs. 42.20 lakhs respectively. Interestingly, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni who belong to the A grade did not make the list
The other players on the list were Suresh Raina, Amit Mishra, Manish Pandey, Murli Vijay and Umesh Yadav who also earned substantial amount for representing the Indian team for the 2015-16 season.
The State Associations also received their payments; Punjab Cricket Association received a sum of Rs. 16.95 crores as the advance against the amount due to the Association as hosting Fees for India Vs New Zealand held on 23rd October 2016. Rs. 63 Lakhs were paid towards Hyderabad Cricket Association for hosting the final match of IPL this season.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore pocketed Rs. 15 crores and Rs. 21 crores respectively an installment portion for their participation in IPL 2017.
Other payments were made to Cricket South Africa and New Zealand Cricket amounting to Rs. 4.03 crores and Rs. 1.35 crores towards IPL 2016 release fee. Hawk Eye Innovations Limited earned Rs. 61 Lakhs for providing Hawk eye service during the England-India series.
The total payment summed up to Rs. 282 crores, and was paid in the form of cheques or RTGS method.