Cricket West Indies bonus to Holder’s team if they win England test series, just £1,600

You think world’s best cricketers earn millions. Check this to get surprised. 

Do you know how much each West Indies cricketer will make as bonus if they create history in England by winning the first series after 1988. The Cricket West Indies is currently struggling with its finances and that reflects in the bonus they have agreed to pay their players if they win the series against England team after a gap of 32 years. According to a report by UK’s Daily Mail, each West Indian cricketer will just make £1,600 to £1,875 (Rs. 1.51 Lac to 1.77 Lac) for winning the WISDEN Trophy once again. 

England vs West Indies LIVE : In comparison England Cricketers will make 17 times the monies

The West Indies team has taken 1-0 lead in the 3 test series by registering thrilling 4 wicket victory in the Southampton test. But Jason Holder’s team will not earn any bonus for winning the first test match. The bonus for the West Indies cricketers will only come into play if they win the 3 match test series against the English team. 

That too just £1,875 (1.77 lac per head). This bonus amount will further cut down to £1,600 if the total agreed bonus gets distributed among the 15 players squad. Daily Mail has reported that under the terms of their Cricket West Indies contracts, total £23,800 will be distributed among the players – that too if they win the series. 
In comparison England cricketers will earn 17 times what West Indies cricketers are making. 
– Each match victory will make England team richer by £6,500 (6.14 lac) on top of their match fees
– If England achieves victory in the series, award bounty for each cricketer will go up to £32,500 (30.72 Lac)

England vs West Indies LIVE : Cricket West Indies struggling with finances

According to their own admission Cricket West Indies (CWI) is currently in financial ICU. As reported by the InsideSport in the month of May, the West Indies cricket board does not have a broadcast contract in place, nor they have any other big source of revenue to back them. This has resulted in CWI going for temporary salary cuts up to 50% for their employees. Even the payments of match fees to the players were delayed for months.  

Not only this such precarious was the situation for CWI that they had to raise loan of 3Mn from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the same was used to clear the contract payments to the players. According to some reports, even after this loan raise, domestic cricketers in the Caribbean is yet to be paid from the board. 

In such a scenario it is obvious that even when the West Indies cricket team is standing at the cusp of history in England, the champion team will only have to be satisfied with accolades from the cricketing fraternity. Financial rewards will be limited to just £1,600 per head.