Daily Allowance for Indian Cricketers On Away Tours to Double
The COA increased the daily allowance for Indian Cricketers from $125 (8,899.65 rupees) to $250 (17,799.30 rupees) and also increased the daily allowance for players in the international home series.
Team India led by Virat Kohli did surprisingly well with their travels abroad with a limited series win over South Africa, a T20I series win in England, the ODI and Test series in Australia and a limited series in New Zealand. They also remained undefeated during their tour of the West Indies. As a result, the Board of Directors (CoA) rewarded players by doubling their daily allowance while on tour.
-Indian Players Daily Allowance-
Previously, Indian players entitled to an INR worth $100 per day but, due to the current volatile economic situation, the supervisors decided to set the compensation at Rs 7500, unrelated to fluctuations in the dollar-INR value.
The foreign travel allowance has doubled to $250, which is higher than the business class travel, accommodation and laundry costs covered by BCCI. The hike is only valid for players and coaches, according to the Mumbai Mirror report.
Not only the salaries of players increased, but the selectors have also benefited from the increase in the daily allowances of the Court of Auditors. Their daily housing allowance of 3,500 Indian Rs set at 7,500 Indian Rs and already paid $250 per day for travel abroad.
These allowances have also extended to the Indian women’s team. The new allowances are next to the match fees that BCCI gives to players. For a test match, a player gets 15 lakh Rs, for an ODI Rs 6 Lakh and a T20I Rs 3 Lakh. For those who are not part of the eleventh player, they also entitled to an annual fee based on their contracts (Rs 7 cr for A, Rs 5 cr for A, Rs 3 cr for B and Rs 1 cr for grade C).