23k per match for U-23 players: BCCI hike in match fees for domestic cricketers

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Ranji Trophy was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic which caused financial troubles for many Indian cricketers.
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The BCCI on Monday announced that it will pay a 50% additional match fee to the domestic cricketers affected by the COVID-curtailed 2020-21 season as compensation. It also hiked the remuneration for the upcoming season.

Ranji Trophy was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic which caused financial troubles for many Indian cricketers. The BCCI compensation package for these players was awaited for a long time. The decision to give compensation and increase the match fee was taken during the BCCI’s Apex Council meeting earlier today.

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

BCCI general secretary Jay Shah said, on Monday
  • The per day fee for the top Ranji cricketers, who have played more than 40 matches, also almost doubled to ₹60,000
  • Those who have played 21 to 40 matches will be paid ₹50,000, while players with experience less than that will be entitled to a remuneration of ₹40,000 per day

Here is how the players will be paid by BCCI: 

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The per-day fee for the top Ranji cricketers, who have played more than 40 matches. And was also almost doubled to ₹60,000. This will ensure these players earn ₹2.40 lakh for the first-class matches.

Those who have played 21 to 40 matches will be paid ₹50,000. While players with experience less than that will be entitled to a remuneration of ₹40,000 per day. The move will likely benefit more than 2,000 male cricketers from the under-16 to the senior level.

Shah also said that domestic players will be paid an increased match fee. According to the announcement, under the under-23 and under-19 category will get ₹25,000 and 20,000 per day.

Earlier, the first XI players in Ranji Trophy matches were paid ₹35,000 per day. Meanwhile, for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, players were paid Rs. 17,500 per game.

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The BCCI also announced remuneration for women cricketers. However, the senior players will now be paid ₹20,000 per match instead of ₹12,500. The recommendations to increase the payout were made by a working committee. And comprising former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, Yudhvir Singh, Santosh Menon, Jaydev Shah, Avishek Dalmiya, Rohan Jaitley, and Devajit Saikia.

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