Undoubtedly, The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is the world’s richest cricket board. It is capable to pay its big players in crores as they are competent to generate billions over a year.
Producing a T20 league over a decade ago, the Indian Premier League (IPL), they are stepping towards prosperity with the initiative with every passing year. IPL is one of the oldest T20 leagues and has gained massive success over the years across the globe.
Generating massive profits, the IPL and board are able to pay their players transcendent amounts via multiple streams. It highly works in the favor of players who gain Crores per IPL season alongside making cash out of BCCI central contracts.
The renowned and oldest players enjoy the special luxury of being in the Grade A of contracts alongside collecting hefty amounts from the league. The newcomers are nevertheless as they also are earning approximately half a billion from the league being advantageous from the contracts too.
As IPL is the world’s cash richest league, it is known to pay the players more than any tournament in the world. But, astonishingly, a few players make more out of their central contracts than they earn from the league.
Here is the list of Indian Players who earn more money from their central contracts than IPL:
Deepak Chahar, the right-arm medium bowler, is one of the highest-paid cricketers in IPL. Not only from the World’s cash richest league, but he earns via his central contract of the BCCI too.
Wonderfully, the salary that he earns via BCCI central contract, is way higher than he earns from IPL. The Chennai Super Kings chap is contracted for 80 Lakhs whereas, being in Grade C of the contract, he makes INR 1 Crore per month.
The player has proved several times that how does he deserve such a massive amount. Initially being used as a new ball bowler by MS Dhoni in IPL, he is now too good at the death overs too. He has a hat-trick in T20Is alongside owning the best figures of 6/7 in T20Is. Here is the video:
Umesh Yadav, the right-arm fast bowler, has got much more to inspire the watchers with his wonderful bowling tactics. Not only for the Indian national team, but he has remarkable spells in the IPL too.
Last season, he was picked by the Delhi Capitals for 1 crore after the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) released him after one mediocre season. However, as the league got suspended, Yadav is yet to mark his appearance for the Capitals.
Notably, he obtains 3 crores out of his B category of the central contract – 2 times more than his IPL salary.
Here is the video from the net sessions ahead of the IPL 2021:
Wriddhiman Saha, the right-handed wicketkeeping batsman, lastly played for the Indian National Team in the Adelaide Test last year. As of now, with his place overtaken by Rishabh Pant, one of the alternatives for India wicketkeeping spot, Saha anticipates his spot back in the squad.
However, he is booked in the B category for BCCI Central contracts that makes him earn 3 crores. The player has been part of the Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) since 2018 that makes him yield out 1.2 crore per season – about 1.8 crores lesser than his salary from the national team.
Here is the video of Saha’s 20-ball century:
Ishant Sharma has been delighting the Indian cricket team for a long-ago from now on. He has been charming the IPL teams, often Delhi Capitals with his considerable bowling. The test specialist owns 306 wickets in 102 matches.
Consequently, with his remarkable efforts for the team, he is placed in the Grade A of the central contracts. It makes him earn 5 Crores, way more than what he makes out of the IPL.
Throughout the league, the bowler earns 1.1 crores per season that are 4.9 crores lesser than his actual salary.
Mohammad Shami, one of the senior pacers of India, has been representing the Kings XI Punjab since 2018. Being a veteran with class, he is placed in the Grade A of BCCI central contracts, hence is paid 5 Crores.
On the other hand, he enjoys 4.8 crores per season that are 0.2 crores lesser than his BCCI’s salary. Shami, making his first appearance for the national squad in 2013, has 184, 148, and 12 wickets in 51, 79, and 12 Tests, ODIs, T20Is respectively.
Here is the excerpt to his wickets:
Cheteshwar Pujara, the right-handed batsman, owns a special place in the Test squad of the Indian cricket team. He has 6267 runs in 86 Test matches. Being the backbone of red-ball cricket, he is placed in Grade A of the central contracts earning 5 crores via it.
He is paid slightly lesser in the Indian Premier League, only 50 Lakhs, which is surprising to witness for a player like him. It may be due to his on and off appearances in the IPL since 2010 scoring 390 runs in 30 matches averaging 20.5.
Here is his contribution to India’s triumph in last year’s Adelaide Test:
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