Like Pakistan, its cricket board is also poor. The top players of Pakistan do not earn as much as our bowlers or Ranji players earn. The Pakistan Cricket Board issued the contracts of its male cricketers on 2 July. These contracts have been given till 30 June 2022 next year. Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Afridi have been given the highest A grade in PCB contracts.
Annual players in Grade A will get 13.75 lakh Pakistani rupees per month every year. That is, around Rs 1.64 crore for the year. This does not include match fees. Adding it will increase this amount. Now if we look at the contracts of Indian players, then this amount is very less. Let’s see how much money Indian players get from BCCI.
BCCI gives four types of contracts to its players. This includes A plus, A, B and C. Out of these, A plus gets the most money. Only three players are included in this category and they get Rs 7 crore annually. Match fees are not included in this. Only Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah are included in this category. Now if we look at the highest category of Pakistan, then only 1.64 crore rupees are available in it. That is, there is a big difference in the salary of Virat Kohli and Babar Azam from the board. Also know here that the value of a Pakistani rupee is only 50 paise in comparison to the Indian rupee. This means that there is a difference of about Rs 6 crore between Kohli and Babar’s salary.
In India, after A+, A category people get 5 crores, B category 3 crores and C category 1 crores. Names like Cheteshwar Pujara, Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja come in the A category. Mayank Agarwal, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur are named in B category while players like Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel are named in C category. On the other hand, after A in Pakistan, Rs 9.37 lakh is available in B category and 6.87 lakh Pakistani rupees per month in C.
BCCI also pays huge amount to its cricketers in match fees. Under this, 15 lakhs are given for each test match, six lakhs for ODIs and three lakhs for T20 matches. At the same time, the Pakistan Cricket Board gives 7.62 lakhs for one test, 4.68 lakhs for ODIs and 3.38 lakhs Pakistani rupees for T20 as match fees.