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BCCI Announces Exponential Salary Hike For Men And Women Cricketers

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| March 7 , 2018 , 18:49 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a new contract system and compensation structure for Indian Cricketer that will see players earn exponentially more than what they used to in previous years.

"The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) for BCCI on Wednesday announced the Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2017 to September 2018. The CoA was of the view that the performance and position of Indian Cricket needs to be recognised with the fee structure comparable to the best in the world," the BCCI wrote in a statement.

BCCI’s new grade system will be:

Grade A+: Rs 7 crore each (Eg. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan)

Grade A: Rs 5 Crore each (Eg. Mahendra Singh Dhoni)

Grade B: Rs 2 crore each (Eg. KL Rahul, Hardik Patel)

Grade C: Rs 1 crore each (Eg. Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey)

Dhoni’s omission from Grade A+ category is due to him playing Test cricket.

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The old payment structure is a shadow of the introduced new one, where grade A+ players grade didn’t exist and the highest grade A player received Rs 2 crore.

Indian Women Cricketers will also be rewarded as their new payment grade system is:

Grade A: Rs 50 lacs each  (Eg. Mithatli Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur)

Grade B: Rs 30 lacs each (Eg. Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht)

Grade C: Rs 10 lacs each (Eg. Mansi Joshi, Punam Raut)

Mohammad Shami has been excluded and is not being featured by the BCCI for the calendar year for the period of October 2017 to September 2018.