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Now Cricket Players Earn in Crores, Once They Used To Get One Rupee For Playing One Test

Sangeeta Viswas
1 month ago

Now cricket players earn in crores, earlier they used to get one rupee for playing a test. Today we will talk about the earnings of Indian cricketers. In today’s era, where players in IPL are sold for crores of rupees, there was a time when Indian cricketers used to get only one rupee for playing a test match.

First Got One Rupee And Then Five Rupees:-

Former Indian team player Madhav Apte had told that when the Indian team used to play in the 40s, the players used to get one rupee for playing a test match. This amount was also given as laundry allowance.

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So that they can keep their white dress clean. After this this amount was increased to five rupees per test match. At that time players used to travel not by ship but by train.

Traveling By Train And Staying in Modest Hotels:-

Cricketers then traveled by train and were accommodated in modest hotels. Today’s players travel by plane and stay in five-star hotels.

Even till the 70s, Indian cricketers used to get around Rs 2,000 for every match. In the 80s, the fee per test match reached five thousand to ten thousand rupees.

Contract System Made Rich

The real jump in players’ earnings came when BCCI implemented the cricketer contract system for the first time in 2004.

Then the grade system was offered to the 17 top players of the country. Legends like Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid were given A grades.

At that time, this amount was available in every grade

  • Grade A – Rs 50 lakh
  • Grade B – Rs 35 lakh
  • Grade C – Rs 20 lakh

Along with this, the fees received by the cricketers for the matches at that time were as follows:

  • Test match – Rs 2 lakh (Rs 2.4 lakh abroad)
  • One-day – Rs 1.6 lakh (Rs 1.85 lakh abroad)

Today we get crores of rupees.

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Today the earnings of Indian cricketers are in crores of rupees. In IPL, players are sold for crores of rupees. BCCI has also increased the contracts of players by a huge amount.

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