Salary of Indian cricket match referee, umpire and pitch curator will really surprise you

Almost all the people who are diehard fans of cricket know that the cricketers get some match fees for every game, but many cricket enthusiasts do not know the fact about the staff members that do not play the match, but plays a major role in the smooth functioning of the game.

They are none other than the cricket match referee, umpire and the pitch curator who has a major role to play towards the outcome of every match. These professionals indeed get fees and also daily allowances per match.


Here, let us have a quick look into the amount of salary that are being drawn by the umpire, match referee, the curator, the scorer and also the video analyst get for each match.

We should always know about how much salary the umpire, match referee, curator, scorer and video analyst get for each international match in India. In April 2018, the salary of the support staff was doubled by the Committee of Administrators, which was formed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The salary for these supporting staff members was not increased since 2012.

Before this increase, these umpires used to get Rs 20,000 per day, but now their fees have been increased to double (Rs 40,000). The top 20 umpires will now get Rs 20,000 for a T20 match which was earlier Rs 10,000.

Factors such as the nature of the pitch and what kind of bowlers will be benefited from the pitch were answered by the pitch curators. The curator is the sole person responsible for the preparation of the cricket pitch.

The Committee of Administrators has doubled the salary of five zonal curators from Rs 6 lakh per year to Rs 12 lakh and the salary of the assistant curator has also been increased from Rs 4.2 lakh to Rs 8.4 lakh.

Currently, the BCCI has 105 reserve umpires out of which the best 20 umpires have also been placed in the "Top 20" umpire list. The salary of all the umpires was not increased since 2012.


Rest of the 85 umpires will obtain Rs 15,000 for a T20 game and competition charges for ODIs and Test competitions have been increased two-folds to Rs 30,000 as against Rs 15,000. Aside from this, the everyday payment given to the umpires has also been augmented to Rs 1500 as against Rs 750.

T - 20 matches per day, except for the increments are as follows;

Post New salary Old Salary (2012) Growth
  Top 20 Umpires 40,000 20,000 20,000
  All other umpires 30,000 15,000 15,000
  Match referee 30,000 15,000 15,000
  Scorer 10,000 5,000 5,000
  Senior video analyst 15,000 7,500 7,500
 Assistant Video Analyst 10,000 3,000 7,000

The BCCI boasts of 58 referees who are ex-players who play outstanding cricket. Besides T-20 games, the payments received from these people have also been augmented from Rs 15,000 daily to Rs 30,000 per day. The payment for T-20 matches has been augmented to Rs 15,000 per match from Rs 7,500.

by Ricky Tandon | Thu, Aug 29 - 11:11 AM

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