The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the payment details for the month of June on its official website bcci.tv. The list included details of money released in excess of Rs 25 lakh for several contracted cricketers, state and foreign cricket boards, IPL franchises and host broadcaster among others.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the payment details for the month of June on its official website bcci.tv. The list included details of money released in excess of Rs 25 lakh for several contracted cricketers, state and foreign cricket boards, IPL franchises and host broadcaster among others. As per the data given by the board, Rohit Sharma was the biggest gainer among players and ended up earning Rs 1.12 crore despite making a comeback to international cricket after an injury. Apart from him, Ajinkya Rahane who led the Indian cricket team in the last Test match against Australia earlier this year was also paid Rs 1.10 crore.
Interestingly, Rahane didn’t play a single match for men in blue in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 that was organised in the month of June. However, he did play all the matches against West Indies, later that month. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who recently slipped to number three spot in ICC Test rankings also earned Rs 1.01 crore for 2015-16 season while former coach Anil Kumble who resigned from his post after a rift with captain Virat Kohli was paid Rs 48 lakh.
Among the Indian Premier League teams, this year’s champion Mumbai Indians were the biggest winners and received Rs 22.86 crore as the 2nd Instalment for IPL 10 apart from Rs 34.29 crore for winning the title. Kolkata Knight Riders that finished third this year, got Rs 21 crore as 2nd Instalment for IPL 10 apart from 15.75 crore as the prize money. Cricket South Africa and New Zealand Cricket were paid Rs 4 crore and Rs 1.36 crore for respectively for releasing their players for IPL.
Apart from this, Punjab Cricket Association, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, Hyderabad Cricket Association, Mumbai Cricket Association and Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association were also paid for organising international matches in this period. Interestingly, the data didn’t have any mention of money paid to senior players like Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh.