Cricket 7th most watched sports in the world and have 6th highest tv audience world wide. How much do the cricket teams pay to their players on their squad. A report published by sports magazine in which they have discuss the salaries of cricketers. Indian cricket board is richest in the world. They have improved allot cricketers contracts and also adjusted bonus on base of their performance. After them its England and Australia cricket board who pay bigger amount then others.
|Rank||Teams||Test Match Fees||ODI Match Fees||T20 Match Fees||Top Contracts|
|3||Australia||$12,337 – $17,255||$5484||$3917||$400,000|
|9||Pakistan||$4283 – $5746||$2416 – 3620||$1562-2612||$75,000|
It depends on the budget allocation of the cricket board, BCCI increase the salaries of the Indian cricketers with new central contracts. The champions trophy winner Pakistan team pay gap is way lower then as compared to (India, Australia and England) cricket boards. A category players earn ($5746) per test match fees while category B players earn maximum ($4283) per match. Well if you think India is paying big money then don’t be fool with central contracts salary figures. Because England and Australia cricket governing bodies are paying 30% more in retainers fee to their team players.
As you see in the above table that $12,399 fees for Australian cricketers, this fees considered for them while playing home series. When the team is on away tour each player get paid $17,275 from the match fees. South Africa top players contracts worth ($363,000) which is quite better then some other teams top players.