The BCCI on Monday announced that it would pay a 50% extra match fee to the domestic cricketers affected by the COVID as a bonus. Also, it further increased the remuneration for the forthcoming season.
Yesterday, the decision to compensate and increase the match fee was taken throughout the BCCI's Apex Council meeting.
Ranjan Trophy was not given to the cricketers last year due to the pandemic, which caused a financial crisis for the players. Therefore, this compensation was much awaited by the players for a long time.
Taking to Twitter, BCCI general secretary Jay Shah stated, "Cricketers who participated in 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation."
The per-day fee for the best Ranji cricketers, who have played more than 40 matches, was further increased to ₹60,000. This measure will guarantee these players earn ₹2.40 lakh for the first-class competitions.
Players who have played 21 to 40 matches will be given ₹50,000, while players with experience less than that will be entitled to a compensation of ₹40,000 per day.
The progress will apparently serve more than 2,000 male cricketers from the under-16 to the senior level.
Shah further stated that domestic players would be given an increased match fee. According to the announcement, each under-23 and under-19 category cricketers will receive ₹25,000 and 20,000 per day.
The BCCI further announced compensation for women cricketers, and the senior players will now be paid ₹20,000 per match rather than ₹12,500.
The proposals to raise the payout were arranged by a working panel including former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, Yudhvir Singh, Santosh Menon, Jaydev Shah, Avishek Dalmiya, Rohan Jaitley and Devajit Saikia.