The BCCI introduced central contracts for the Indian women cricketers in October 2015, applying for the period from October 2015 to September 2016. Then, the governing body almost seemed to forget it and did not announce their annual player contracts in conjunction with the men’s for 2016-17.
The retainer fee for Indian women cricketers was increased in 2017-18, when a new grade, Grade C, has also been added to the BCCI contract system for women cricketers. And, a year later, the salary structure has been retained.
Provided below are the Indian women cricketers’ salary details.
|Grade A (4)||Rs 50 lakhs||Mithali Raj|
|Grade B (5)||Rs 30 lakhs||Jhulan Goswami|
|Grade C (11)||Rs 10 lakhs|
Smriti Mandhana, who was previously in Grade B, has been promoted to Grade A, while Punam Raut has been demoted from Grade B to the newly-added Grade C. The number of contracted Indian women cricketers has also risen from 11 to 19!