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BCCI Apex Council meeting likely to finalize a hike in match fees and central contracts for domestic cricketers

The women cricketers are also expecting a hike in their pay by 25-40 per cent.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has scheduled an Apex Council meeting on September 20 which will be beneficial for domestic cricketers as the match fee is likely to be hiked by almost 40 per cent. 

It has been reported that the council meeting will be approving the proposal to raise the match fees of the domestic cricketers as well. This will see them earn an increased amount of Rs 50,000 per match day for the first-class cricket and One-day matches and Rs 25,000 for T20s. 

Along with this, the women cricketers are also expecting a hike in their pay by 25-40 per cent. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announced these contracts in 2019 when he took over the job, and now it is close to becoming a reality. 

With the cancellation of the Ranji Trophy season last year, the domestic cricketers are likely to get a minimum of 50 per cent compensation of their total match fees. 

One of the BCCI sources said, “There was some debate whether only those who played at least one game in 2019-20 season will be considered or at least players from last two seasons, The final decision lies with secretary Jay bhai but what most members agreed was a lumpsum compensation of 50 per cent of what could have been the total match fees for playing all the league games in a Ranji season, that decision would be taken by the office bearers as the quantum of expenditure is their domain. But as per as the math goes, the committee wants that player to be paid a minimum of 50 per cent and it could go up to 70 per cent.” 

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