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Indian Cricketers’ Salary 2022-2023 | Men’s team

Earlier this month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian Men’s Cricketers’ salary and contract details for 2022. This includes the pay for international as well as domestic cricket.

This year the BCCI has announced 27 central contracts, as opposed to 28 in 2021. Players can belong to one of four categories: Grade A+, receiving a yearly salary of 7 crore, and Grade A, Grade B, and Grade C, and will receive 5 crore, 3 crore and 1 crore respectively.

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been retained in the Grade A+ category. Five players remain in Grade A from last year, namely Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami. Pujara, Rahane and Ishant Sharma were downgraded from Grade A to Grade B. The biggest demotion occurred for Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan, both dropping from Grade A to Grade C.

Indian Cricketers Players Salary 2021-22 | Men

Players Retainer Fee Test Fee
ODI Fee
T20I Fee
Virat Kohli 7 Crores 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Rohit Sharma 7 Crores 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Jasprit Bumrah 7 Crores 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
R Ashwin 5 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
KL Rahul 5 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Ravindra Jadeja 5 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Rishabh Pant 5 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Mohammed Shami 5 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Ajinkya Rahane 3 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Axar Patel 3 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Cheteshwar Pujara 3 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Shreyas Iyer 3 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Shardul Thakur 3 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Mohammed Siraj 3 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Ishant Sharma 3 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Shikhar Dhawan 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Hardik Pandya 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Yuzvendra Chahal 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Mayank Agarwal 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Deepak Chahar 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Shubman Gill 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Hanuma Vihari 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Wriddhiman Saha 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Suryakumar Yadav 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Umesh Yadav 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh
Washington Sundar 1 crore 15 lakh 6 lakh 3 lakh

Every Indian player is paid a fixed sum for each match: 15 lakh per Test, 6 lakh per ODI and 3 lakh per T20I. The player will receive 50% of the match fees if he is not included in the playing eleven.

Categorization based on BCCI contract 2022-2023

The grade system falls into four categories:

Grade A+: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

Grade A: R Ashwin, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami

Grade B: Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma

Grade C: Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Chahar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar

Players Excluded from BCCI Contracts:   Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini

Domestic Men Cricketers’ Salary

Category Salary (INR)
Senior players (40+ matches) 60,000
Under 23 25,000
Under 19 20,000

 

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