Hathurusinghe doubly paid than Sakib

October 20, 2017

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe earns double than country’s highest paid cricketer Sakib al Hasan from the Bangladesh Cricket Board, leading cricket website EspnCricinfo reveals in a survey published this week. According to a report published in its monthly supplement Cricket Monthly, Hathurusinghe earns annually $340,000 from the BCB as salary and bonuses, which makes him world’s fourth highest earning national cricket coach.
Only India’s Ravi Shastri ($1.7 million), Australia’s Darren Lehmann ($550,000) and England’s Trevor Bayliss ($552,000), earn more than Bangladesh coach Hathurusinghe.
The survey found that the BCB pays Hathurusinghe five times the basic salary of their top player, though the match fees that the players get minimize the gap.
With that the income of Bangladesh’s top player Sakib stood at $140,000 – less than half of Hathurusinghe’s annual income.
The figures, however, are based on international cricket and do not take into account player’s earnings from Twenty20 leagues, other domestic engagements or endorsements.
If international is taken into account, Sakib also earns a lot less than the top players from the other countries. In this field, he is only ahead of Zimbabwe’s top-earner Graeme Creamer, whose annual income from international cricket is $86,000.
Australia captain Steven Smith is expected to earn $1.469 million this year while Indian’s to earner Virat Kohli is set to take approximately $1 million this year in his pocket from international cricket.
Top-earner from other countries are – Joe Root ( $1.38million) in England, Faf du Plessis ($590,000) in South Africa, Angelo Mathews ( $320,000) in Sri Lanka, Sarfraz Ahmed in Pakistan ( $300,000), Jason Holder ( $270,000) in West Indies and Kane Williamson ( $250,000) in New Zealand.
Bangladesh is the only Test-playing country where top-earning player is not the captain of their Test or one-day international side.
Part of the reason for Bangladesh’s players to earn less than their international counterparts is that the BCB does not pay any money from its commercial rights earnings to them.
Players from England, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand all receive a share of their board’s commercial earnings as a guaranteed part of their contracts.
India pays 26 per cent of its gross revenue every year to its players – half of that is distributed among international players.
How much each players gets, however, is calculated based on the number of matches they play.
Pakistan’s players receive a certain amount – thought to be approximately $3000 per game – from the PCB’s main sponsor as logo money, but this is restricted purely to the XI that plays in an international.
Another reason for Bangladeshi player to earn less is the poor match fees.
According to the survey, Bangladesh players get $4300 as match fee for each Test, $2500 as match fee for each one-day international and $1250 as match fee for each Twenty20 international.
Only Zimbabwe players get less as match fees.
Indian players get highest match fee in the world – $23,380 for each Test, $9352 for each ODI and $4476 each T20I – which in some cases five times higher than Bangladeshis.

-With New Age input

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