Mumbai. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has increased the match fees of domestic cricketers. This was announced by the secretary of the board, Jay Shah on Monday. Shah, who attended the BCCI Apex Council meeting, also said that cricketers playing in the 2019/20 season will get an additional 50 per cent fee for deduction in the 2020/21 season.
Shah tweeted and said, I am happy to increase the match fees of domestic cricketers. Seniors (above 40 matches) will get Rs 60000, Under-23 will get Rs 25,000 and Under-19 will get Rs 20000.
Till now senior male domestic cricketers used to earn Rs 35000 per day in Ranji Trophy or Vijay Hazare Trophy for every match. For the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he was paid Rs 17500 per match.
However, with the revision of match fees, three categories of players have been created in senior men’s domestic cricket. Players playing 20 home matches will get Rs 40000, players playing 21-40 home matches will get Rs 40000 and players who play more than 40 home matches will get Rs 60000.
In the U-25 category for the 2021/22 season, the per day fee has been increased from Rs 17,500 to Rs 20,000. The per day fee for the Under-19 category has been increased from Rs 10,500 to Rs 20,000. Fee for U-16 has been increased from Rs 3,500 to Rs 7,000
Shah said, the cricketers participating in the 2019/20 domestic season will get 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for the loss of the 2020/21 season due to the COVID-19 situation.
The fees for senior players in women’s domestic cricket has been increased from Rs 12,500 to Rs 20,000. The fee for U-25 has been increased from Rs 5,500 to Rs 10,000. The fee for Under-19 / Under-16 will be increased from Rs 5,500 to Rs 10,000. T20 match fees in men’s and women’s domestic cricket will be 50 per cent of the respective category.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be held from October 20 to November 12, while the Ranji Trophy, which was canceled last season, will be held from November 16 to February 19 and the Vijay Hazare Trophy from February 23 to March 26, 2022.
A total of 2127 home matches will be played in different age groups in the men’s and women’s categories this season. (IANS)
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