Cricket is a hugely popular and important sport in Bangladesh. Back in 2000, Bangladesh officially joined the International Cricket Team. They are nicknamed the Tigers, inspired by the Royal Bengal Tiger. Now, let’s get into the salaries of the top cricketers in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Cricket Board provides central contracts to players. We’ll also explore the match fees for the highest-paid players in the Asia Cup 2023 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Bangladesh Cricketers’ Pay Unveiled
Cricket is a beloved and crucial sport in Bangladesh. The country officially became a part of the International Cricket Team in 2000. The players’ contracts are divided into four categories, with each category earning $57,000 annually.
Category A+ players have the highest salary, while Category A players receive an annual salary of $43,000. The Bangladesh government has also raised the salaries of all Bangladesh cricketers. Additionally, there are specific fees for Test and One Day International (ODI) matches. Let’s take a look at the list of players and their earnings:
|Player||Base Salary||Test Fee||ODI Fee||T20I Fee|
|Soumya Sarkar||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Shadman Islam||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Nazmul Hossain Shanto||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Sabbir Rahman||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Mohammad Mithun Ali||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Anamul Haque||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Shakib Al Hasan||$57,000||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Afif Hossain||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Mohammad Saifudin||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||$28,000||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Farhad Reza||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
|Kamrul Islam Rabbi||Not specified||$7,100||$3,600||$2,400|
Bangladesh Cricket Player Salaries for Asia Cup 2023 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:
Bangladesh cricket players’ salaries come with specific terms for matches involving white and red balls. Shakib Al Hasan’s annual salary from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is set at 70 Lakhs for matches played. A Group Contract offers an annual salary of $43,000, while an A contract with a B clause provides an annual salary of $28,000.
In addition to their base salary, captains earn an extra 20,000/- and vice-captains receive an additional 10,00 compared to other players. If Bangladesh secures bonus prize money in any game or series, each player’s fee is doubled. This applies to games against India, Pakistan, Australia, and England. Bangladesh also allocates between 25 percent and 75% of the prize money to cricket development.
Salaries of Bangladesh National Cricket Team Players:
The accuracy of the chart may need further verification, and the actual amounts might be slightly different. Let’s take a look at the complete list of earnings for Bangladesh cricketers in 2023, including their monthly income in Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) and US Dollars (USD).
Bangladeshi cricketers receive salaries based on the category they are placed in, which includes A plus, A, B, and C grades. In addition, to match fees, players can also earn special bonuses for outstanding performances, such as five-wicket hauls, centuries, half-centuries, or being named Man of the Match, and for hitting a maximum number of sixes. According to the Bangladesh Cricket Board, the players’ salaries are as follows.
|Category||Contract Fee in Rupees||Wage Fee in Dollars||Salary in Taka (Per Month)|
|A+||3 Lac Indian Rupees||3.7k US Dollars||4 Lac BD Taka|
|A||2.3 Lac Indian Rupees||2.79k US Dollars||3 Lac BD Taka|
|B||1.54 Lac Indian Rupees||1.86k US Dollars||2 Lac BD Taka|
|C||77k Indian Rupees||929 US Dollars||1 Lac BD Taka|