Indian Umpires more match fees that the domestic players

As per the revised pay structure, the Indian umpires will receive more money than the domestic cricketers will. BCCI’s committee of administrators approves the revised pay structure in the month of April.

The cricket board manager recommended increasing the fees to be increased to INR 40,000 from INR 20,000 per match for umpires. The cricketer earns INR 35,000 per match and he also gets a profit share from BCCI.

The money paid to the players is divided in tow forms: the match fee and a percentage of gross revenue from the media rights. The match fee is not standard and it depends on the media rights income. BCCI allows 13% of the media rights income to domestic and junior players. The domestic players get 10.40% and the rest goes into the pocket of junior players.

However, the income of the match selectors remains same. Justice Lodha has also suggested the selection panel should be reduced to three members who have experience of playing cricket. Observing these developments, the former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah has expressed his grief. He says that how can the income of umpire be higher than the senior domestic player.

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