PCB VS BCCI Cricketers Salaries Comparision

Cricket is one sport that is dominant in every household of the Indian subcontinent. Especially when it comes to two powerhouses of cricket- India, and Pakistan. But do you know how much does Indian players in a year? What is the yearly salary of Pakistani cricketers? What is the annual salary gap among Indian cricket players vs Pakistani players? Here’s PCB vs BCCI salary comparison.

The world does witness Ashes, but nothing gets bigger than India vs Pakistan. As they say, it’s not just a match, it reflects emotions. The pressure of representing your nations at the grandest stage does require a handsome financial pay to put in your best.

But the truth is that BCCI is way ahead of PCB in terms of keeping their players financially secure and happy.

BCCI is the richest board in the world. Their flagship tournament IPL has majorly contributed towards them achieving this feat, thus they pay their top-grade players a whopping amount of 7 Crore.

However, on the other hand, PCB is a financially challenged board and hence, lags way behind India in terms of their pay scale. They offer their top players with just 96 lakh Pakistani rupees

India vs Pakistan Cricket Players Salary Comparision (PCB vs BCCI)

The first major difference between the two boards is that BCCI offers 4 types of contracts to their players whereas PCB offers only 3 types of Contracts to their players.


A+7 Crore
A5 Crore
B3 Crore
C1 Crore


A90 Lakh
B60 Lakh
C42 Lakh

What’s shocking to note is that the players given a contract by BCCI under the C grade earn more than the top-graded players in PCB’s A category. This data is very much evident to show the disparity of wages among the two boards.

While BCCI has given contracts to just 21 players whereas PCB has taken 27 players under their belt. But do you know which players have been allocated which grade by their respective boards?

PCB vs BCCI Player’s Contracts

Indian PlayersSalaryCategoryPakistani Players Salary
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah7 CroreA+No playerDo not offer this grade
R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant5 CroreABabar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Yasir Shah90 Lakh
Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal3 CroreBAsad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz60 Lakh
Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar1 CroreCAbid Ali, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood and Usman Shinwari42 Lakh
All Players2 Crore – 50 LakhRetaining feesAll players 11 lakh – 5.5 Lakh
All players25% Winning BonusBonusesAll players2.5% Winning Bonus
Virat Kohli25 LakhCaptain BonusAzhar Ali, Babar Azam3.5 Lakh

What comes as a surprise is that Mohammad Aamir was left out of the central contract by the PCB. So, this was the complete comparison between India vs Pakistan cricket players salary.

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