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Hefty incentives for cricketers

April 08, 2007 20:11 IST

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Forget the past, says BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Sunday announced hefty performance-based incentives for the country's cricketers, including a bonus of Rs 1.50 crore and Rs 75 lakh to the teams winning Test and ODI series respectively abroad.

Having abolished the graded contract system under which senior players were paid much more than others, the BCCI has decided that each player will get a fee of Rs 2 lakh for a Test and Rs 1 lakh for an ODI.

If the team wins a Test match in India, each player will get an incentive of Rs 5 lakh and the reserves half that amount.

If they draw a Test in India, each player will be paid Rs 3 lakh and reserves Rs 1.50 lakh.

For winning a Test match abroad each player will get a bonus of Rs 6 lakh with reserves getting half the amount. A Test series win abroad will earn the team an incentive of Rs 1.50 crore.

For ODIs, the incentives include Rs 3 lakh each for a domestic win for the playing eleven and half the amount for reserves.

For each ODI victory abroad, members of the playing eleven will get Rs 4 lakh and reserves 2 lakh each, according to BCCI vice-president and spokesman Rajiv Shukla, who said these payments had been decided at the

Board's Working Committee meeting in Mumbai on Saturday.

An ODI series win on foreign soil will fetch the team Rs 75 lakh and an ODI series win in India will mean a bonus of Rs 50 lakh.

Shukla said that during 2004-05, the players were paid Rs 25 crore by the Board. The amount had gone up to Rs 30 crores in the following year.

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