New Delhi: The BCCI has announced compensation for domestic cricketers affected by the 2020-21 season, which has been cut short due to Coronavirus. Players will be given 50 percent extra match fee, along with the fee has been increased for the coming season.
Big relief for domestic players
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ranji Trophy could not be held for the first time last year due to which many Indian cricketers faced financial troubles. BCCI’s compensation for these players was awaited for a long time.
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Bumper hike in match fees
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah tweeted, “Cricketers who participated in the 2019-20 domestic cricket season will be given 50 percent extra match fee as compensation for the 2020-21 season.” The decision to give compensation and hike in match fees was taken in the Apex Council meeting of BCCI on Monday.
Cricketers who participated in 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation #BCCIAPexCouncil
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 20, 2021
Match fees of these players doubled
The match fees of Ranji players who have played more than 40 matches have almost doubled, which means that players can earn two lakh 40 thousand rupees from a match. Players who have played 21 to 40 matches will get 50 thousand rupees per day, while the cricketers who have less experience will get 40 thousand rupees per day.
Senior players benefit
This move of the board will benefit about 2000 cricketers from under-16 to senior level. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah also said that the increased match fees will be paid to the domestic players.
Jay Shah expressed happiness
According to this announcement, Under-23 and Under-19 cricketers will get Rs 25,000 and Rs 20,000 per day respectively. Jay Shah said, ‘I am happy to announce the increase in match fees of domestic cricketers.’
How much was the fee earlier?
Earlier, a player who made it to the playing XI in the Ranji Trophy used to get Rs 35,000 per day. BCCI used to pay Rs 17,500 per match for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Fees of female cricketers also increased
Along with this, the BCCI also announced new fees for female cricketers and senior players will now get Rs 20,000 per match instead of Rs 12,500.
These veterans took an important decision
The hike in match fees was made on the recommendation of a working committee comprising former India captains Mohammad Azharuddin, Yudhveer Singh, Santosh Menon, Jaydev Shah, Avishek Dalmiya, Rohan Jaitley and Devjit Saikia.