Dawn - Thursday October 19, 2017
The espncricinfo gathered data about the cricketers salaries and reported that the Pakistani international cricketers are poorest paid in the world. Despite the revenue of PCB is equal to the NewZealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka’s Cricket board.
Though the A class cricketers of the Pakistan made earning equal to the other countries comparable revenue. The basic payment of the Pakistani cricketers is very low, but they earned more money by playing more matches in a year.
The earning of the Sarfraz ahmed in year is $300,000 (316, 12, 500.0 PKR). But injuries are very expensive for the Sarfraz as compared to his counterpart Kane williamson and Jason Holder and Angelo Mathew.
The revenue of the Pakistan Cricket board's (PCB) are equivalent to NewZealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka, it is written in the report.
The basic payment of the Ireland players is greater than the winner of the ICC Champion Trophy 2017. The Ireland is the team which has yet to play the test match.
The report suggested that the low payment for the players is due to the lack of players association in Pakistan. This problem is also existed in neighbouring country India. There is also deficit of players association in India. The drawback of lack of association found when players talked to the Cricket board.
The boards of the both countries clarify the low retainers of the players by saying that the board contract more players as compared to the other countries. The report suggested that this claim is right. So, this gives big equality in earning between A class players and forthcoming International players.
The earning of the Coaches of Pakistan and India, Micky Arthur earning is three times higher than the A class Players and Ravi Shastri earning is $1.17m which is higher than the captain Virat Kohli's earning.
The highest paid cricketer in the world is the Australian Player Steven Smith whose annual earning is $1.47m, 2nd top earner is Joe Root of the England and the 3rd top earner is the Indian Skipper Virat Kohli earns $1m.
The earning of the top world cricketers is very low as compared to the other sports like football, Formula one, basketball and tennis Players are highly paid.