A significant decision was taken regarding domestic cricketers in the 9th Apex Council of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held on Monday, 20 September. BCCI has announced to increase the match fees of India’s domestic cricketers. The decision includes women cricketers as well. Not only this, but BCCI also announced the compensation for the players of the Ranji Trophy and Senior Women’s T20 cricket tournament cancelled for 2020-21.
BCCI has taken a significant decision by increasing the match fees of domestic cricketers. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah shared the news on his Twitter handle. According to Jay Shah’s tweet, domestic players playing more than 40 matches will now get Rs 60,000, while players below 23 years of age will get Rs 25,000 and cricketers under 19 will get Rs 20,000. Also, the cricketers participating in the 2019-20 domestic season will get a 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for the 2020-21 season postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jay Shah’s Tweet
BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted, “Glad to announce an increase in match fees for domestic cricketers. Seniors – INR 60,000 (above 40 matches), Under 23- INR 25,000, Under 19- INR 20,000.”
Revised Match Fee
Players in the Playing-XI who play 20 matches in senior cricket tournaments will get Rs 40,000 per day. Players playing 21 to 40 matches will get Rs 50,000 per day, and players who play more than 40 matches will get Rs 60,000 per day. At the same time, players with reserves will get Rs 20,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000 per day, respectively, in this category. U23 cricketers used to get Rs 17,500. Now they will get Rs 25,000. U23 cricketers included in the reserve will get Rs 12,500 instead of 8,750.
Talking about U19 cricketers, earlier, they used to get 10,500 per day, but now they will get Rs 20,000 per day. Players with reserves used to get Rs 5,250 will now get Rs 10,000. U16 cricketers used to get Rs 3,500 a day. However, now they will get Rs 7,000 per day. Apart from this, u16 cricketers included in the reserve will get Rs 3,500 instead of 1,750.
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The BCCI has also increased the match fees of women cricketers. Earlier, women players in the senior category were getting Rs 12,500 per day from BCCI, but now they will get Rs 20,000 per day. The match fee of reserve players has increased from Rs 6,250 to Rs 10,000. U23 cricketers will get Rs 10,000 instead of 5,500, and reserve cricketers will get 5,000 instead of 2,750. U19/U16 women players will get the same amount as well.
Meanwhile, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced the schedule of the Indian men’s team for the 2021/22 domestic season on Monday. India’s domestic season will begin on 17 November. That is after three days of the ICC T20I World Cup 2021 final. India will host four Tests, three ODIs and 14 T20 matches during this period.