Indian women’s team after having an amazing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 tournament is likely to get a substantial raise in their salary from the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).
The proposal for the change in the salary of the women cricketers has been placed in front of the treasurer of BCCI and it has been said to clear their due payments according to a BCCI source. Earlier, BCCI announced a cash prize of Rs 50 Lakh to each member of the World Cup squad for the outstanding brand of cricket they played in England.
It is likely to be discussed at the upcoming meeting of Committee of Administration (CoA) and the BCCI officials scheduled on August 9.
However, the board officials are also planning to increase the salary of the domestic players from the current 13% which was last revised in 2007. This issue was recently raised by the Technical Committee chairman Sourav Ganguly in a recent meeting that took place in Kolkata.
According to the BCCI source, “For first class cricket pay revise board is already working on a plan to ensure that domestic cricketers of all age-groups (senior, U-19, U-16) get a substantial pay hike (minimum 50 per cent) after discussions at the technical committee meeting.”
Currently, the Ranji Trophy player gets a match fee of Rs 10,000 per day. There has also been a proposal to increase the salary of international umpires officiating first-class matches, selectors, video-analyst among others.