BCCI, the richest cricket board in the world is set for a pleasant reform. The latest is that BCCI is set to give a 100 per cent hike to umpires, scorers, referees and video analysts. This is a big move as this will motivate the officials to work with more interest. These changes were approved by Cricket of Administrators (CoA) after the recommendations by former India player Saba Karim. The changes will be in effect from the domestic season of 2018, which is slated to get underway soon. Karim, who works closely and knows the system well felt that the umpires, scorers and video analysts deserved a hike, because of the effort they put in. Also Read - Cricket is a Social Game, Will be Interesting How Players Deal With New Guidelines: Kumar Sangakkara

“I felt that the umpires, match referees, scorers and the video analysts, all have been the backbone of the domestic matches in our country and it is high time that they are acknowledged for their efforts,” he was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda. Also Read - ICC Should Wait For a Suitable Time For Organising T20 World Cup: Wasim Akram

Here’s the new pay structure:

UMPIRES: Approximately 105 Umpires who would enjoy the benefit Also Read - Once Team Management Decides Something, I Don't Think There Should be a Place For Contrarian View: Wriddhiman Saha

Existing: Match fees (Other than T20s): Rs 20,000/day (for top 20 umpires)and Rs 10,000 (for remaining).

T20s: Rs 10,000/match (for top 20) and Rs 7500/match for the rest.

Daily allowance Rs 750/day (outstation) and Rs 500.day (local).


(Other than T20s): Rs 40,000/day for top-20 umpires and Rs 30,000/day for the rest.

For T20s: Rs 20,000/match for top 20 umpires and Rs 15,000/match for rest.

Daily allowance: Rs 1500/day for outstation and Rs 1000 for local (per day)

REFEREES (58 match referees):

Existing: Match fees other than T20s: Rs 15000/day.

Match fees (T20s): Rs 7500/match.

Daily allowance: Rs 750/day (outstation) and Rs 500/day (local).

Revised: Other than T20s match fees: Rs 30,000/day.

T20s: Rs 15,000/match.

Daily allowance: Rs 1500/day (outstation) and Rs 1000/day (local).

SCORERS (153 scorers):

Existing: Other than T20 matches: Rs 5000/day.

T20 matches: Rs 2,500/match.

Daily allowance Rs 750/day (outstation) and Rs 500/day (local).


Other than T20s: Rs 10,000/day.

T20s: Rs 5000/match.

Daily allowance: Rs 1500/day (outstation) and Rs 1000/day (local)

VIDEO ANALYSTS (129 senior analysts and 56 assistant video analysts):

Existing: Other than T20 matches: Rs 7500/day (for seniors) and Rs 3000/day for assistant VAs.

T20 matches: Rs 3750/match (senior VAs) and Rs 5000/day (for assistant VAs)

Daily allowance: Rs 1500/day (outstation) and Rs 1000/day (local)

Revised: Other than T20s: Rs 15,000/day (for senior video analysts) and Rs 10000/day (for assistant video analysts)

T20s: Rs 7500/match (senior VAs) and Rs 5000/day (Assitant VAs)

Daily allowance: Rs 1500/day (outstation) and Rs 1000/day (local)