Ravi Shastri undisputedly is the highest salaried professional in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Head Coach of the Indian national cricket team while retaining his position for the next three years has also received a 20% hike on his pay package.
The new contract reportedly puts Shastri’s salary in the range of ₹ 10 crore per annum. The figure stands higher than the aggregate remuneration of the other support staff members – bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Vikram Rathour and fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar. The trio will reportedly be getting between ₹ 2.5 crore and ₹3.5 crore per annum.
Incumbent, Arun and Sridhar have retained their respective positions whereas Rathour had replaced Sanjay Bangar, who had drawn flak after India had crashed out of the ICC World Cup final earlier this year. The support staff was given a 45-day extension to serve the team during the month-long tour of the West Indies even as the earlier contract had ended with the ICC World Cup.
Daily Mumbai Mirror, quoting informed sources in the BCCI, has reported that the Shastri has received a 20% increase on his gross pay package, which during the term of his earlier contract was reported to be ₹ 8 crore. Following the revision, the Team India’s highest paid coach will get an annual salary between ₹ 9.5 crore and ₹ 10 crore. The deal makes it an awe-inspiring ₹ 2.7 lakh per day. A pay package many leading CEOs in India incorporation will envy.
Shastri’s contract has been extended till the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup in India last month. He was picked by the Kapil Dev-led advisory committee, also comprising former India opener Anshuman Gaekwad and Indian women cricket team’s captain Shanta Rangaswamy.
Shastri had pipped the likes of Tom Moody and New Zealand coach Mike Hesson to retain the post.