IPL Media Rights: IPL still the KING but BCCI set to raise salaries of Indian stars in next Central Contract: Check DETAILS

IPL Media Rights: Indian Players Salary: The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) is all set to increase players’ salaries in the…

IPL Media Rights: IPL still the KING but BCCI set to raise salaries of Indian stars in next Central Contract after Media rights windfall: Check DETAILS
IPL Media Rights: IPL still the KING but BCCI set to raise salaries of Indian stars in next Central Contract after Media rights windfall: Check DETAILS

IPL Media Rights: Indian Players Salary: The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) is all set to increase players’ salaries in the next central contract. Although the BCCI won’t be matching IPL contracts, the central contract will have up to a 25% increase when it comes out early next year. Currently, the likes Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah earn less than Joe Root and Steve Smith but with the windfall of IPL Media Rights amount, it is set to change. Follow Sports Business Updates with InsideSport.IN

“Yes, we are planning to increase the central contract slabs. The Grade A+ should have at least 25% increase but it’s not final yet. We are still in discussion,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

IPL Media Rights: IPL still the KING but BCCI set to raise salaries of Indian stars in next Central Contract: Check DETAILS

Former England Test Captain, Joe Root earns around Rs 9 crores and Australia’s star cricketer Steve Smith earns around Rs 10 crores. However, the highest salary Indian cricketers receive is Rs 7 crores.

Indian Cricketers Salary Salary earned in IPL International Cricketers Salary
Rohit Sharma Rs 7 crores Rs 16 crores Steve Smith 10 crores
Virat Kohli Rs 7 crores Rs 15 crores Joe Root 9 crores
Jasprit Bumrah Rs 7 crores Rs 12 crores
Rishabh Pant Rs 5 crores Rs 16 crores
Ravindra Jadeja Rs 5 crores Rs 12 crores

 

IPL Media Rights: IPL still the KING but BCCI set to raise salaries of Indian stars in next Central Contract: Check DETAILS

The above table shows that Indian cricketers earn less when they play international cricket compared to when they play at the IPL. However, when compared to their IPL salary, they earn more than double in those three months.

KL Rahul is the highest-earning player in IPL with a 17 Cr salary while Rohit Sharma is 2nd with 16 Crore. Hence, IPL gets priority over international cricket and Indian players try to avoid injuries during IPL.

IPL Media Rights: IPL still the KING but BCCI set to raise salaries of Indian stars in next Central Contract after Media rights windfall: Check DETAILS

IPL Media Rights: IPL still the KING but BCCI set to raise salaries of Indian stars in next Central Contract: Check DETAILS

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Furthermore, the table emphasises that in terms of earnings, the Indian Premier League is superior to the international level. The reason behind this is the popularity of IPL, which has grown many folds over the years and is getting enormous revenue as well.

For instance, the title rights for IPL acquired by TATA was for Rs 670 crores. The title rights acquired by Paytm for India’s home series was worth Rs 327 crores for the period of 2019-2023.

IPL Media Rights: IPL still the KING but BCCI set to raise salaries of Indian stars in next Central Contract: Check DETAILS

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