Virat Kohli-led Team India is doing amazingly well on their trips abroad with a limited-overs series win in South Africa, T20I series win in England, ODI and Test series win in Australia, and a limited-overs series win in New Zealand. They also recently remained unbeaten on the tour to West Indies. Therefore, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has rewarded the players by doubling their daily allowance when on away tour.
The CoA has increased the daily allowance from $125 (Rs 8,899.65) to $250 (Rs 17,799.30) and also increased the players’ per diem during home international series.
Earlier, the Indian players were allowed INR worth $100 daily, daily, but due to the unstable economy at present, the overseers have decided to fix the allowance at Rs 7500 flat with no linking to the dollar-INR value fluctuations.
The foreign travel allowance has been doubled to $250 dollars, which is over and above the business class travel, accommodation and laundry expenses that the BCCI takes care of. The hike is only valid for the players and coaching staff according to the report in Mumbai Mirror.
Not only the pay has been raised for the players, but the selectors have also been benefitted with the CoA increasing their per diem as well. Their daily home allowance, which was INR 3500 has now been fixed to INR 7500 and they are already being paid $250 per day for overseas tours.
These allowance benefits have been extended to the Indian women’s team as well.
The new allowances are beside the match fees that BCCI gives to the players. For a Test match, a player fetches Rs 15 lakh, for an ODI Rs 6 lakh and for a T20I Rs 3 lakh. For those not in the playing XI, they are also entitled to annual retainer fees according to their contracts (Rs 7 cr for A+, Rs 5 cr for A, Rs 3 cr for B and Rs 1 cr for C Grade).