Indian Cricket Players Salaries 2017

The Indian Cricket Players Salaries system is divided into three class A, B, and C respectively. The grading system is especially for the players who perform well and can be promoted or demoted on the basis of their performance. The grading list is centrally controlled and observed under the BCCI.  The grade A players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and R. Ashwin earns Rs 2 crore per year as retainer ship fees plus match fees.

Update: BCCI announced that Indian players will now get Rs 15 lakhs per Test, Rs 6 lakhs per ODI and Rs 3 lakhs for T20 Internationals.

Indian Cricket Players Salaries

Ajinkya Rahane along with Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara are the newcomers in group A while Suresh Raina and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are demoted in Team B because of less international Caps in previous years.

The salary of each team grade is determined as Grade A (Rs 2 crore), Grade B (Rs 1 crore) and Grade C (Rs 50 lakh). Harbhajan Singh, S Aravind, Pragyan Ojha and Ravindra Jadeja have been demoted to Team C because of their inconsistency while Vinay Kumar, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Manoj Tiwary, Parvez Rasool, Pankaj Singh are out of the Team India C Team.

If a player who is not in the list of contracted players plays a minimum of three matches Test/ODI/T20I, he will be promoted to the Superior Grade respectively. Let’s take a look at the Indian Cricket Players Salaries 2017 list.

indian cricket players salaries

Indian Cricket Players Salaries List 2017

Grade A Central Contract 2017

PLAYER RETAINER FEE TEST FEE ODI FEE T20 FEE
Virat Kohli Rs 2 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Ravi Ashwin Rs 2 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Ajinkya Rahane Rs 2 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
MS Dhoni Rs 2 crore Nil Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Cheteshwar Pujara Rs 2 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Murali Vijay Rs 2 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Ravindra Jadeja Rs 2 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh

Grade B Central Contract 2017

PLAYER RETAINER FEE TEST FEE ODI FEE T20 FEE
Rohit Sharma Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
KL Rahul Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Mohammed Shami  Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Umesh Yadav Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Wriddhiman Saha Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Jasprit Bumrah Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Ishant Sharma Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh
Yuvraj Singh Rs 1 crore Rs 15 lakh Rs 6 lakh Rs 3 lakh

Grade C Central Contract 2017

PLAYER RETAINER FEE TEST FEE ODI FEE T20 FEE
Shikhar Dhawan Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Axar Patel Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Rishabh Pant Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Shardul Thakur Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Parthiv Patel Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Jayant Yadav Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Kedar Jadhav Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Ambati Rayudu Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Amit Mishra Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Manish Pandey Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Karun Nair Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Yuzvendra Chahal Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Dhawal Kulkarni Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh
Mandeep Singh Rs 50 lakh Rs 15  lakh Rs 6  lakh Rs 3  lakh

How Indian Cricket Players Salaries Calculated?

Match Fee: Every individual player who plays an international match for the country is provided with the match fee. Match fee is the same for all the squad members.

Team Performance Bonuses: Performance Rewards are also given by the BCCI to the individual players if they score a Fifty or a Century against the top 3 ranking teams in the world. The Hike is 30-60% in their overall salary.

Retainer Fee: Retain Fee is guaranteed yearly retainer which will be paid to all cricketers in the central contract according to their category. The player in Grade A gets Rs 2 Crore, Grade B gets Rs 1 Crore and Grade C gets Rs 50 lakh a year.

Individual Performance Bonuses:  Performance related bonuses are also rewarded for example Rs 500,000 for scoring a hundred in test or ODI, Rs Rs 700,000 for a double hundred in the test. Rs 500,000 for 5 wicket haul in Test, ODI or T20 and Rs 700,000 for taking a 10 wicket haul in test matches.

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