BCCI to give over 300 per cent hike to women players, incentivise Test stars not playing IPL

Updated On : 07 Oct , 2017 , 09:03 AM
BCCI to give over 300% hike to women palyers, incentivise Test stars not playing IPL
BCCI to give over 300% hike to women palyers, incentivise Test stars not playing IPL
New Delhi:

A very good World Cup performance have earned India’s women cricketers wide appreciations from all the quarters and now they shall also get a big cash bonanza ahead of Diwali.

If all goes well and a proposal by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry at the board’s Financial Committee meeting on Friday gets go ahead, the eves will get a major cash boost.

According to reports, Anirudh Chaudhry has proposed a pay hike for women players who feature in first-class matches from current Rs 3,500/day to Rs 12,500/day.

The daily first-class match fee for men is also set to increase from Rs 10,000/day to Rs 25,000/day.

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The world’s richest cricket board is also mulling to make few structural changes in the revenue sharing model and the money for Grade A and Grade B could also see a more than 350 per cent hike.

It is learnt that the new model shall bring more money for women players and the Grade A players are set to get a whopping Rs 50 lakh/year, now it is only 15 lakh/year.

The Grade B players will also get Rs 30 lakh/year, a big 300 per cent hike from their earlier Rs 10 lakh/year.

So far, there are only two type of Grade contracts exist for women cricketers. But now BCCI is also planning to introduce a new Grade C contract for women players. The Grade C players will get Rs 15 lakh/year.

Extra incentives for Test stars who go unsold in IPL:

Also, the board is also aiming to address the imbalance and created by Indian Premier League (IPL) where test specialists Grade A players go unsold while uncapped T-20 specialists get crores.

The board is planning to give Rs 2 crore to Grade A players like Cheteshwar Pujara who goes unsold in IPL auction. The unsold Grade B test specialists will also get Rs 1 crore.

The board is also planning to put a cap on the IPL fee for uncapped Indian and Foreign players, the money more than the prescribed limit will go to the Test Players Fund. 

First Published : Saturday, October 07, 2017 07:11 AM
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