Cricket is the most popular sport that is played in New Zealand. Gone are the days when the team was considered to be the Dark Horses after putting up impressive performances in the ICC events in recent history. Check New Zealand Cricket Players Salary 2021-22, Central Contract, Rules, Highest Paid Cricketers.
New Zealand ranks first amongst other teams in Test matches and ODI’s. New Zealand Cricket Board spends 25% of its total revenue in paying its team players as salaries.
In May, the board of New Zealand Cricket announced a new contract which states the salaries of players in new formats. In the past year, due to the global pandemic, the events were put to a halt which caused the associations to reform their contracts in terms of salaries. So check out New Zealand Cricket Players Salary, Rules, Central Contract 2021-22, Highest Paid Cricketers.
New Zealand Cricket Players Salary 2021-22
New Zealand contracted players for the 2021 season: Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Ajaz Patel, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Will Young.
The list below includes those players who have been categorized according to 3 formats, Test, ODIs, and T20s.
|Name of the Player||Formats||Test Fee||ODI Fee||T20 Fee|
|Mark Chapman||ODI, T20I||N/A||$3682||$2407|
|Martin Guptill||ODI, T20I||N/A||$3682||$2407|
|Henry Nicholls||Test, ODI||$8495||$3682||N/A|
|Ross Taylor||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||N/A||$2407|
|Kane Williamson||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|Will Young||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|Tom Blundell||Test, ODI||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|Devon Conway||ODI, T20I||N/A||$3682||$2407|
|Tom Latham||Test, ODI||$8495||$3682||N/A|
|Colin de Grandhomme||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|Kyle Jamieson||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|Daryl Mitchell||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|James Neesham||ODI, T20I||N/A||$3682||$2407|
|Mitchell Santner||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|Trent Boult||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|Lockie Ferguson||ODI, T20I||N/A||$3682||$2407|
|Matt Henry||Test, ODI||$8495||$3682||N/A|
|Tim Southee||Test, ODI, T20I||$8495||$3682||$2407|
|Ish Sodhi||ODI, T20I||N/A||$3682||N/A|
New Zealand Players Salary Rules 2021-22
As per the new Contract declared by the New Zealand Cricket 2021-22 here are some pointers for you.
- The top-ranked player gets an annual retainer of $243,000 excluding the match fees
- Top 20 players on their recent performances and the probability have been divided into 3 categories.
- Tests are given a higher preference over T20I and One-day Internationals.
- Test Match Fee: $8,495, One-Day Match Fee: $3,682 , T20I Match Fee: $2,407.
New Zealand Highest Paid Cricketers 2021-22
Kane Williamson is the highest earning cricketer on the New Zealand Cricket team. His earnings include salaries from all formats. He captains for all three formats, Test, ODI’s, and T20I. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee are the players that top the category list. The Retainer fee of Top-Ranked players is $243,000.
New Zealand Current Squad News
Many Players have been retained in the team, however, there are some players who have been excluded from the Contract 2021-22. Ajaz Patel has been excluded from the contract due to his calf injury. Colin Munro, Jeet Raval, and Todd Astle have all been dropped from the central contract of 2020.