Pakistani players among the worst paid athletes in world cricket. Here’s how much they earn

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Pakistani players salaries

The Former Indian opener, Aakash Chopra, revealed the salaries and match fees of Pakistani players on his YouTube channel.

Despite a significant rise in central contract paygrade, Pakistani cricketers are still way behind the players of other international teams. 

Akash Chopra was shocked to see Pakistani cricketers were some of the worst paid athletes in world cricket.

Pakistani centrally contracted cricketers earn less than the players of all international teams except Bangladesh.

Salaries of Pakistani players (Figures in PKR):

Central Contracts 

Grade A PKR 98,00,000/ annum

Grade B PKR 60,00,000/ annum

Grade C PKR 40,00,000/ annum

Match Fee

Tests PKR 770,000/ match

ODIs PKR 470,000/ match

T20Is PKR 340,000/ match

In comparison, Indians, Australians, and players from England earn far more than Pakistani players. 

Central Contracts of various teams (All Figures in INR)

Team Max Sum per player
England9.8 crore
India7 crore
Australia4.2 crore
South Africa1.8 crore
New Zealand1.3 crore
Sri Lanka58 lakh
Pakistan46 lakh
Bangladesh41 lakh


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What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments below.

  • Cricket tournament only around near top 10 team cricket is not popular in west still get 10m that’s is alot of for living although now they play country league and every player get 1 crore easily from every country league

  • pakistani labour and worers are also getting a lot less than australian and uk lobours

  • Theyu are paid as per Pakistan’s set brackets and they are living good lives with that payment………SO GET LOST and do something constructive and beneficial for the nation.

  • اسی لئے تو میچ فکسنگ اور اسپاٹ فکسنگ میں نمبری ہیں

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