What is the salary of Team India's chief selector and other selectors of the selection panel?
What is the salary of Team India's chief selector and other selectors of the selection panel?: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the richest cricket board in the world. The huge popularity of cricket, huge market and the Indian Premier League has created a huge difference between the BCCI and other cricket boards.
With the meteoric rise of its income that is growing by millions and millions with each passing year, the BCCI has also made sure to hand the players and coaching staff lucractive contracts. The Indian players are some of the most well-paid cricketers in the world.
The Indian players are divided into four grades depending on their performances - A+, A, B andC. Players who are in A+ grade get Rs 7 crore a year while players with A grade earn Rs 5 crore per year. Players in B and C grade earn Rs 3 and Rs 1 crore respectively. On the other hand, head coach Rahul Dravid earns Rs 7 crore per year.
Salary of Team India's chief selector and other selectors of the selection panel:
One of the reasons why several top former players of India are interested in taking the head coach's post is the high salary. In recent times, greats like Ravi Shastri, Anil Kumble and the incumbent Rahul Dravid have served as India's head coach. However, the case is not so when it comes to Team India's chief selector or the other selectors in the panel.
In recent years, no big name from the past has shown interest in becoming Team India's chief selector and the reason behind it is the low salary. Recently, a media report suggested that former India opener Virender Sehwag decided against applying for the post because of the salary.
So how much exactly does BCCI pay the chief selector and other selectors? Well, the chief selector earns only Rs 1 crore per year while the other members on the panel are paid a mere comparative INR 90 lakhs. The kind of popularity the likes of Sehwag and other greats have in India, it will take them just a few seconds in an advertisment to earn such an amount. In recent times, the selection panel has faced severe criticism and if BCCI wants to attract big names, it will have to raise the salary.