Women cricketers, test, and domestic cricketers will see a huge increase in their salary if a move proposed by the BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry at the board’s finance committee meeting scheduled to take place on Friday gets a green signal. It has been noted that these mentioned players miss out on the IPL deal, so to bring parity in pay scale among all the players these proposal has been raised.
The senior cricketers who feature in the Ranji and Duleep Trophy will see a hike to Rs 15,000 which will take it to Rs 25,000 per days match fee. Previously they were paid Rs 10,000 per day. Senior women cricketers will also see a rise to Rs 12,500 per day from Rs 3,500.
The committee may make few structural changes to the new revenue distribution model and inspect it before it is sent to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA). The Women’s in Blue have played a good brand of cricket in the Women’s World cup earlier this year in England which was appreciated by one and all. Proposals have been made to increase the retainership fee for women’s cricketers: RS 50 lakh each for four cricketers in A Grade, Rs 30 lakh for six cricketers each in Grade B and Rs 15 lakh each for 10 cricketers in Grade C. Notably, the women get Rs 15 lakh and 10 lakh each in two categories.
The main intention was to create a balance in pay between a test player who doesn’t get a nod in the Indian Premier League and a young cricketer who is chosen for the richest league. As per the proposal, there will be a cap on price for the uncapped Indian and foreign cricketers. The excess amount of money bid for the player will go to the Test player’s Fund to encourage young cricketers to play first-class cricket.