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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will reportedly change the salary structure of the domestic players. According to the new structure, the domestic players might earn up to ₹1 crore from the next season, given the selection committee led by Ajit Agarkar implements it. While there are no official announcements yet, the committee has reportedly discussed the proposal. The salary restructure aims to ensure that the domestic players not playing in the IPL aren't left deprived. 

A report by Cricbuzz states that the BCCI is considering different plans but there is unanimity among all in BCCI that the fees for domestic cricketers should double at least. However, there is another opinion that the domestic players should earn between ₹75 lakh and 1 crore if they play 10 Ranji Trophy matches. 

Salary structure for domestic players in 2023-24 season

The current salary structure for cricketers playing Ranji Trophy games and other domestic tournaments is as follows

For Ranji Trophy:

  • Players with 41-60 matches: INR 60,000 per day for playing XI, INR 30,000 per day for reserves 
  • Players with 21-40 matches: INR 50,000 per day for playing XI, INR 25,000 per day for reserves
  • Players with 0-20 matches: INR 40,000 per day for playing XI, INR 20,000 per day for reserves 
  • Non-playing squad members: INR 25,000 per day 

For Vijay Hazare Trophy:

  • Same salary structure as the Ranji Trophy, but considering it's a one-day format event, the pay is given based on per-match 

For Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy:

Players get a total of ₹17,500 per game