Here's how much Indian players would get as daily allowance
The Indian cricket team can breathe a sigh of relief as the BCCI's Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided to double the daily allowance for the team during overseas tours. Other than that, the CoA has also increased the per diem for players during the home international series as well. Here are further details on it.
As per a report by Mumbai Mirror, the daily allowance for the players, as well as the coaches, has been increased by 100%. While the previous allowance was $125 (Rs. 8,899.65), it has been increased to $250 (Rs. 17,799.30). The allowance stands for the players and coaches traveling in business class, along with their accommodation and laundry expenses during the overseas tour.
The report adds that there has been a hike in the per diem of the players during the home international series as well. While the previous per diem for the same used to be $100, the CoA has decided to fix it at Rs. 7,500.
Meanwhile, the CoA has decided to hike the per diem of selectors as well. While previously, it was Rs. 3,500, it has been more than doubled to Rs. 7,500 for home. As for their overseas allowance, the selectors are paid $250 (Rs. 17,799.30) per day.
The per diem or daily allowance is an amount of money given to the players per day for their daily expenses during an international cricket series, at home or overseas. It must be noted that the daily allowance is not a part of the match fees, where the players are paid Rs. 15 lakh (Tests), Rs. 6 lakh (ODIs) and Rs. 3 lakh (T20Is).
The updated allowance is likely to be in effect from the upcoming three-Test series against South Africa, starting October 2. As of now, India are playing Proteas in a three-match T20I series, with the final T20I scheduled to be held on Sunday. Following South Africa, Bangladesh, Windies, Zimbabwe, and Australia are scheduled to play in India, before India travel to New Zealand in January.