IPL Indian Umpires Salary revealed
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is undoubtedly one of the biggest sporting spectacles in India and with cricket enjoying a huge fan following in the nation, players, both international as well as domestic, have been paid handsomely. The IPL auction is an event which many players look forward to with much curiosity as the salary they will be paid for their stint with the various franchises will be decided on the bidding price.
These salaries are well-documented and most of the Indian players do make a big profit out of playing in the IPL which lasts barely for two months. But what about the Indian umpires who are at the centre of the action, making a huge impact in the matches, which can swing in favour from one team to other on the basis of a single decision by the match officials?
A number of times, the umpires, unfortunately, make the wrong call, leading to ire from cricketers and spectators alike, but fortunately, the salaries they earn are fixed on match-by-match basis, in addition to a guaranteed base salary, and the fees that each of the Indian match officials who exercised their duties during the 2016 edition of the IPL has been finally revealed.
According to a report by News18.com, Indian umpires Anil Chaudhary, CK Nandan and Chettithody Shamshuddin were paid in the region of around 40 lakhs Indian rupees while KN Ananthapadmanabhan, who served as a third umpire in many matches, earned a considerable less amount.
Delhi’s Chaudhary, who is the most experienced IPL umpire out of the three having officiated in 39 IPL matches so far, earned Rs 39,63, 762.00 (Rs 39.63 lakh).
Shamsuddin and Nandan, Indian representatives in the ICC's Emirates Panel of umpires, having stood in his first ODI international during October 2015 in the contest between India and South Africa and someone who has officiated in 22 IPL matches thus far also saw their pockets grow fatter thanks to the IPL.
Both were paid Rs 40,83,876 (Rs 40.83 lakh) each while KN Ananthapadmanabhan received Rs 26.65 lakh for his match official's duties.
Apart from the on-field umpires and third umpires, India’s other representative amongst the match officials was former speedster Javagal Srinath, who has been an ICC match referee since April 2006 and a highly respected one at that. As per the report, Srinath was paid in excess of Rs 26 lakh (Rs 26,42,508 to be precise) for his duties as match referee during the course of the IPL.