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

If A Proposal By BCCI Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry At The Board’s Financial Committee Meeting On Friday Gets Go Ahead, The Women Players Will Get Over 300 Per Cent Pay Hike.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 07 Oct 2017, 09:03:41 AM
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. 

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First Published : 07 Oct 2017, 08:14:03 AM