Pay rise: BCCI announces hike in match fee for domestic cricketers due to Covid-affected season

Written by Toshi Pawar

The Board of Control for Cricket in Indi (BCCI) on Monday announced that domestic cricketers affected by the COVID-curtailed 2020-21 season will be paid 50 percent additional match fee as compensation for the disruption and also hiked their remuneration for the upcoming season.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah in a series of tweets said that the senior players who have featured in more than 40 matches will have a hike of Rs 60,000, while U-23 players will get Rs 25,000 and U-19 players will see a salary hike of Rs 20,000.

“Cricketers who participated in the 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 percent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation,” Shah said in a tweet.

Many Indian cricketers who struggled financially after the Ranji Trophy was not held last year, will heave a sigh of relief.

Before Monday’s decision, a first XI player in a Ranji Trophy game was entitled to Rs 35,000 per day. For Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the BCCI pays Rs. 17,500 per game.

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