Hello Friends!! We all have heard about the Indian cricket players, their records, coaches, home ground, family and stuff. It’s always curious for the fans as they keep wondering how much do their favourite players earn. Followed by a billion of Indians Cricket Fans, Cricket Lovers and Cricket enthusiastic, cricket is a religion in India country. One thing is for sure, Indian Cricketers earn a lot and they deserve it. They earn money from few other sources, firstly the amount of follower’s cricket has in the country, secondly the brilliant managing council in Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI).
BCCI has announced the new central contracts to Indian national cricket. which include three categories A, B and C accordingly. Category A has only four players who will be getting Rs 2 crore a year guaranteed in retainer fee while Category B will get Rs 1 crore a year and Category C will get 50 Lakh a year. Indian Skipper Virat Kohli had initiated the talks of the players wanting a revised contract with the board in 2016. Below is the complete list of players in BCCI central contracts. This list doesn’t include their IPL and commercial advertisement earnings.
BCCI Central contracts offered to Indian Cricketers
The 3 Grades of contracted players are:
Grade A: Retainership Fees Rs 2 crore per year
- Players in Grade A: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay .
Grade B: Retainership Fees Rs 1 crore per year
- Players in Grade B: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh.
Grade C: Retainership Fees Rs 50 Lakh per year
- Players in Grade C: Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Ashish Nehra, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Jayant Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur, Rishabh Pant.
All the above data is sourced from BCCI and Indian sports media channels.