Indian Cricket Players Salaries

BCCI has announced the new central contracts to Indian national cricket team for the period of November 2015 to November 2016. Category A has only four players who will be getting Rs 1 crore a year guaranteed in retainer fee while Category B will get Rs 50 Lakh a year. Below is the complete list of players in BCCI central contracts and details about match fee and bonuses.

There are three categories (grade A, B and C) in the central contract and players are included in one of the three categories based on experience and last 1 year performances. The contract last for 1 year and any player who makes a debut and is not already in the contract will be handed a grade c contract. The salaries are handed out on the basis of what category a player is in and here is the list of all players and their salaries.

 

Retainer Fee: This is the guaranteed yearly retainer which will be paid to all cricketers in the central contract according to their category. Player in Grade A gets Rs 1 Crore, Grade B gets Rs 50 lakh and Grade C gets Rs.25 lakh a year.

Match Fee: Match fees is paid for appearing in any international match. Match fees is same across all three categories. Rs 500,000 for every test match, Rs 300,000 for every one day and Rs 150,000 for every T20 match.

Individual Performance Bonuses: There are performance related bonuses for example Rs 500,000 for scoring a hundred in test or ODI, Rs Rs 700,000 for a double hundred in test. Rs 500,000 for 5 wicket haul in Test, ODI or T20 and Rs 700,000 for taking a 10 wicket haul in test matches.

Team Performance Bonuses: Also if team wins a test against top 3 test ranked side match fee of every player in the squad is increased by 50% and 100% increase in match fee for winning test series against top 3 ranked side. 300% increase in match fee for winning Odi or T20 World Cups.

GRADE A (Central Contract) 2016
PLAYER RETAINER FEE TEST FEE ODI FEE T20 FEE
MS Dhoni Rs 1 crore ($190,000) Rs 500,000 Rs 300,000 Rs 150,000
Virat Kohli Rs 1 crore ($190,000) Rs 500,000 Rs 300,000 Rs 150,000
Ajinkya Rahan Rs 1 crore ($190,000) Rs 500,000 Rs 300,000 Rs 150,000
Ravi Ashwin Rs 1 crore ($190,000) Rs 500,000 Rs 300,000 Rs 150,000
GRADE B 
PLAYER RETAINER FEE TEST FEE ODI FEE T20 FEE
Suresh Raina Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Ambati Rayudu Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Rohit Sharma Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Murali Vijay Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Shikhar Dhawan Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Umesh Yadav Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Ishant Sharma Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Cheteshwar Pujara Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Mohammed Shami  Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
GRADE C
PLAYER RETAINER FEE TEST FEE ODI FEE T20 FEE
Amit Mishra Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Axar Patel Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Stuart Binny Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Wriddhiman Saha Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Mohit Sharma Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Vinay Kumar Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Mohit Sharma Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Varun Aaron Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Karn Sharma Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Ravindra Jadeja Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
KL Rahul Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Dhawal Kulkarni Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
Harbhajan Singh Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000
S Aravind Rs 25 lakh ($48,000) Rs 300,000 Rs 200,000 Rs 150,000

 

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Than there are other individual performance bonuses which include scoring a hundred etc.

  1. Scoring a Test or ODI hundred – Rs 500,000
  2. Double century in Test or ODI – Rs 700,000
  3. Taking 5 wicket haul in ODI or Test Innings – Rs 500,000
  4. Taking 10 wicket haul in test matches – Rs 700,000

All the above data is sourced from BCCI and indian sports media channels, the accuracy is not 100% but this is the best we could come up with.

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