In the T20 World Cup 2022, Zimbabwe’s team created a sensation by defeating Pakistan by one run. By registering victory against Pakistan, Zimbabwe made it clear that taking them lightly can be difficult.
Some surprising results have been seen in the T20 World Cup 2022 being played on Australian soil. In this episode, the Zimbabwe team led by Craig Irwin defeated Pakistan by one run. By registering victory against Pakistan, Zimbabwe made it clear that taking them lightly can be overwhelming for any team. This performance of Zimbabwe also matters because financially the condition of these players is not very special. They get much less salary than the players of countries like Australia, India, Pakistan.
This is the salary of Zimbabwe players!
According to the report of local newspaper The Standard, Zimbabwe players are divided into four grades X, A, B and C. Grade X players get 5 thousand US dollars (about 4.11 lakh rupees) every month. Talking about Grade-A players, they are paid 3500 US dollars (about Rs 2.80 lakh) in a month. At the same time, Grade-B players get two thousand dollars (Rs 1.64 lakh) per month. Talking about Grade-C players, they get $ 1500 per month (about Rs 1.23 lakh).
Zimbabwe players are paid 2000 dollars (Rs 1.64 lakh) for playing a Test match, 1000 dollars (about 82 thousand rupees) for ODIs and 500 dollars (41 thousand rupees) for T20 Internationals. The name of the biggest cricket league of Zimbabwe is National Premier League. The team that wins this league gets Rs 8.50 lakh. That is, it is much less than the minimum base price of a player of Rs 20 lakh in the IPL auction.
… once upon a time Zimbabwe’s danka used to ring
Zimbabwe cricket was once in good shape. But with the departure of the Flower brothers Andy and Grant, Murray Goodwin, Paul Strang, and Heath Streak, Zimbabwe’s cricket deteriorated significantly. Along with this, on many occasions Zimbabwe players boycotted playing due to low salary. Later the Zimbabwean government also started interfering in the cricket board there, due to which the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe from international cricket for six months in July 2019. Now the situation has improved on the administrative front and most of the fees to players and coaches are paid by the ICC.
… is the salary of Pakistani players
If you compare Zimbabwe with Pakistan cricket, the players there get around 3 lakh rupees for playing a test. At the same time, he gets around 1.87 lakhs for ODIs and 1.35 lakhs for T20. Talking about the central contract of Pakistani players, Pakistani players in the top-grade get 10,50,000 Pakistani rupees per month as retention fees for red-ball. The retention fee for the same white ball contract is 9,50,000 Pakistani rupees per month. Now you can imagine yourself that how much difference is there in the salary of Zimbabwean and Pakistani players.
Indians get many times more match fees
Indian players get 15 lakh rupees for a match in test cricket. Whereas in One Day International, men are given 6 lakh rupees for a match. Also, 3 lakh rupees are available for playing a match in T20 International cricket.
How much match fee do Indian players get?
One Test match: Rs 15 lakh
One ODI match: Rs 6 lakh
One T20 match: Rs 3 lakh
BCCI Central Contract List for Indian Team:
Category A+ (Rs 7 crore)
Category A (Rs 5 crore)
Category B (Rs 3 crore)
Category C (Rs 1 crore).