BCCI announces 10% hike in the second year for Indian coaching staff

Kumble replaced Shastri just a year ago and now he has made his return.

Ravi Shastri is back as Team India coach.| AFP

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to offer 10 per cent hike to the Indian coaching staff, including head coach Ravi Shastri, in the second year of the two-year contract.

Earlier, there were reports that Shastri would be getting over Rs 7 crore per year but won’t exceed Rs 7.5 crore, now the Indian cricket board decided to give him Rs 7.5 for the first year of his service. It is also emerging that his salary would be around Rs 8.25 crore in the second year.

The support staff and India A and Under 19 coach Rahul Dravid would be also entitled to a 10 per cent hike after completing one year.

On Thursday, a top BCCI functionary told TOI, “The coaching staff has been demanding hikes and this is the best way to settle the matter. After finishing one year at work, they would be entitled to get 10 per cent hike in their salary. Which means, if Dravid is paid Rs 4.5 crore for his services to India ‘A‘ and Under-19 teams, he would be getting around Rs 5 crore in his second year.”