Indian Cricketers Salary 2018 List: Indian cricketers are often termed as rich spoilt brats and The amount of money that flows in Indian Cricket is unaccountable. But if you look into the matter, the scene isn’t all that bright though. The contract of Indian players isn’t really comparable to the contracts of other international cricketers. For example, Steve Smith and Joe Root have a central contract worth 12 crore rupees for playing for the national team. But the Indian players got a mere 2 crore rupees for their show on the field and this despite the fact that the BCCI is the richest board in the world.
So, the Cricketers Association voiced their concerns over the situation at hand. These voices were aided by the likes of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri. They were for the pay parity that existed all around the cricketing world. There wasn’t an option for the administrators to deny the demand. They know that they really can’t angry the cricketers for that would mean a fury for the board. And not only were they obliged they were super obliged. The hike was as much as 350%.
The mail released by the CoA had plenty of surprises for the cricketers and as expected all the surprises were good. CoA has announced a tremendous growth in the salaries of the members of the Indian Cricket team, along with a whole new category by the name A+. Check out the Indian Cricketers Salary 2018 list.
Indian Cricketers Salary 2018 List
Players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are all part of the new A+ category and are now slated to earn a massive Rs 7 crore a year. The second category would now fetch 5 crore rupees. The B grade cricketers would earn 3 crore rupees and the C grade cricketers would earn 1 crore.
Apart from this, there is also good news for the domestic cricketers. Domestic cricketers who play in the first team will now get Rs 35,000 per day in a four-day game making their match fees rocket from Rs 40,000 to Rs 1.40 lakh per match.
A+ Grade – Rs 7 Crore a Year
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
A Grade – Rs 5 Crore a Year
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Wridhhiman Saha
B Grade – Rs 3 Crore a Year
KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Dinesh Karthik
C Grade – Rs 1 Crore a Year
Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel, Jayant Yadav