Cricket is a sport which is much loved and followed by spectators and fans around the world. So much so it is one of the few sports which have matches being played all around the year and is broadcasted across the world. But for the matches to be a success the players need to bring their A-game, and so do the umpires, coaches and support staff whose role is invaluable.
In fact, the role of an umpire during the game is most influential and he has to be alert all through the game. And even the job is complicated; he can’t be bias towards his favorite team.
However, Indian umpires have shown a good performance throughout the years and are known for their impartiality. Now that they contribute so much to the game, don’t they deserve the best pay?
BCCI has taken this into consideration and hiked the salary of the umpires. The salaries of the top 20 umpires who have to look after the senior men’s tournaments have been hiked.
Getting back to the point, how much do Indian And Pakistani umpires get for their contribution?
The best part is that they have got 100 percent hike. Earlier the salary was 20,000 but now, it has been raised to 40,000 per day. It is more than that of domestic ones who earn 35,000 every day.
T20 umpires would get salary of Rs 20,000 per day. On the other hand, those looking after women cricket and junior cricket will get Rs 30,000 per day.
However, as compared to India, Pakistani umpires are getting very less. It was reported that their salary is just Rs 6,000 per day.
Even though PCB did hike the salary of 11 performing umpires that does not include everybody.
Indians should be proud that BCCI is taking such steps to give deserving pay to the umpires.