BCCI Announces Significant Pay Increases

March 24, 2017

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed substantial pay increases for its national team players.

Players in the top-ranked ‘Grade A’ bracket, which includes national team captain Virat Kohli, will receive an annual retainer amount of Rs20m (€283,000/$306,000) for the period ending September 20, 2017.

The figure represents an increase of Rs10m on last season. Kohli (pictured) is joined in Grade A by MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and Murali Vijay.

Players in the Grade B category will be paid Rs10m per annum, with Grade C players to be paid Rs5m each year.