Indian Domestic Players Set to Earn Up to 1 Crore: BCCI

BCCI: According to the latest reports, Indian domestic players might earn up to INR 1 Crore yearly. A few calculations state that any player who has played 10 Ranji Trophy matches will earn INR 75 lakh to INR 1 Crore.

BCCI pays Daily Stipend based on Player Performances

Currently, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is paying the players a daily stipend which depends on their Ranji Trophy match performances.

For example, players who have played 40 matches or more will earn INR 60,000 per day. Whereas, players who played 21 to 40 matches will earn INR 50,000 per day. Therefore, the players who played 20 matches will earn INR 40,000 per day.

As of the current format, a Ranji Trophy senior player playing the whole season will earn about INR 25 Lakhs. Whereas, the other team members will earn ranging from 17 Lakhs to 22 Lakhs.

Career Progression for Indian Domestic Players

Indian domestic players to be selected for the national team usually follow a route involving consistent performance at different levels. Here is a summary of their career progression:

● Ranji Trophy:

Usually, players tend to start their cricketing journey by playing for their respective state teams in the Ranji Trophy. Hence, this is India’s first-class premier domestic cricket competition. Therefore, if the players maintain a consistent performance in their Ranji Trophy matches, it will lead them to good recognition and national team selection.

● Indian Premier League (IPL):

Players who have showcased their best performances in the Ranji Trophy matches might be selected for IPL teams. This is a wide platform to display their skills against top-notch players across the world. Through IPL, the players can gain exposure, improve their skills, and increase their chances of getting selected for the national team.

● Indian A team:

Players performing well in the Ranji Trophy and IPL might get selected for the Indian A team. As a result, the Indian A team becomes the bridge between players and their exposure.

● National team:

Consistent performances showcased at the Indian A team will lead to selection for the national team. Also, players having performed well in the Ranji Trophy, IPL, and Indian A team will likely get selected for the national team.

● International cricket:

Once the player is selected for the national team, that player represents India in international cricket. However, It includes test matches, ODIs (One-Day Internationals), and T20Is (Twenty20 Internationals). Indian domestic players having a consistent performance record at the international level will have a long successful career.

Also, it must be noted that there are no guarantees of selection. Players have to consistently perform at every different level to progress to the next one. However, a few additional factors impact the selection decisions which include — team balance, player form, and injuries.

Jay Shah’s statement about the Test Cricket Incentive Scheme

In March 2024, Jay Shah (BCCI secretary) revealed the implementation of the Test Cricket Incentive Scheme. He added that players will feel encouraged and will get into their best format of the sport. Also, he addresses improving the cricketing environment and guaranteeing equality with match fees in league cricket and other formats.

BCCI increases remuneration for Indian Domestic Players

According to recent reports, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is said to increase the Indian domestic players’ remuneration. Also, the BCCI selection committee head Ajit Agarkar is yet to task and implement this process.

For the BCCI to increase the earnings of domestic players, they shouldn’t have featured in the IPL. This is because the BCCI plans to encourage the domestic players to play the Ranji Trophy and not be completely focused on the cash-rich T20 League.

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Conclusion

Cricketers like Ishan Kishan and Deepak Chahar will not receive high amounts from the BCCI. This is because they had stayed away from the national matches to keep themselves fit and ready for the Indian Premier League. Also, with this plan, the BCCI aims to bring player’s focus on red ball cricket and it has been making efforts to work on this.

Similar to the Ranji Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy also possesses the same pay structure but the pay is done on per per-match basis as it is a one-day format match.

Therefore, BCCI solely aims at restructuring the pay scale according to their participation in the domestic games rather than focusing more on cash-rich formats like the Indian Premier League. Hence, this plan would work well in promoting red-ball cricket and taking it on to another level.

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