BCCI secretary Jay Shah has recently announced that the board is going to increase the match fees for all the domestic players as well. Domestic players who have so far played more than 40 matches will get INR 60,000 while Under 23 players will get INR 25,000 and Under 19 cricketers will earn INR 20,000.
Jay Shah took to his Twitter account to announce this news as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided this during its Apex Council meeting on Monday, September 20 as well. They also announced that players who took part in the 2019-20 Domestic Season will receive a 50 percent additional match fee as the 2020-21 season didn’t take place due to the global pandemic COVID-19.
Very happy to have the raise in match fees of domestic players ,men and women ,passed by the apex council today ..They are always the key to indias success in cricket at the international level @bcci @JayShah @ThakurArunS @ShuklaRajiv
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 20, 2021
Currently, the senior domestic men’s cricketers earn ₹35,000 for every match for Ranji Trophy or Vijay Hazare Trophy whereas players get ₹17,500 per game in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as well.
Meanwhile, when Sourav Ganguly became the BCCI president, he had shared the idea of state units bringing a contract system for all the domestic players. But, it hasn’t started yet due to the pandemic and the players who had played in Ranji Trophy are without pay since March 2020 as well.
India’s domestic season to begin on September 21
Meanwhile, India’s domestic season will begin on September 21, 2021, with the Senior Women’s One Day League and will be followed by the Senior Women’s One Day Challenger Trophy, which will be played from October 27, 2021.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will begin on October 20, 2021, with the final to take place on November 12, 2021. The Ranji Trophy, which was canceled last season, will be played in a three-month window from November 16, 2021, to February 19, 2022, as well whereas the Vijay Hazare Trophy is slated to take place from February 23, 2022, to March 26, 2022. And, a total of 2127 domestic games will take place this season across various age groups across categories as well.