Kathmandu, May 25
Nepali cricket’s governing body, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), has increased the salaries of both men and women cricketers.
A meeting of the central committee on Tuesday decided to increase the salaries of male cricketers with the central contract by Rs 10,000.
CAN started to offer central contracts to players from 2017 onwards and has divided them into three grades – A, B and C and paid them Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.
Since then, salaries have increased regularly. This is the third increment, after which players from grades A, B and C will now earn Rs 60,000, 50,000 and 40,000 a month respectively.
Similarly, the salaries of women cricketers have increased too. The board has decided to increase the salaries of women cricketers in grades A and B by Rs 6,000 and those in Grade C by Rs 5,000.
Now, women cricketers in grades A, B and C will earn Rs 21,000, 18,000 and 15,000 a month respectively.
The grading is done by the board on the basis of the player’s performance in the calendar year.
CAN has also increased the salaries of the ground staff by Rs 3,000. Similarly, the ground’s office assistant and pitch curator’s salaries have increased by Rs 5,000 and Rs 6,000 respectively.
This will be applicable from April 1, 2022.