Test Cricket Was & Will Be The Ultimate Format: Rohit On Test Cricket Incentive Scheme

Mumbai: The BCCI secretary Jay Shah was congratulated by captain Rohit Sharma for launching the groundbreaking Incentive Scheme for the Indian men’s cricket squad.  

A player will receive INR 30 lakhs each match as compensation if they are selected for the starting XI for more than 50% of the Test matches throughout a season. The BCCI gave an incentive of INR 15 lakhs every match for those who are not in the XI.

The BCCI provided incentives of INR 22.5 lakhs per match (not in playing XI) and 45 lakhs per match (in playing XI) for players who participated in more than 75 percent of Test matches.

“The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is pleased to announce the initiation of the ‘Test Cricket Incentive Scheme’ for Senior Men, a step aimed at providing financial growth and stability to our esteemed athletes,” the BCCI wrote in a statement earlier on Saturday.

“This scheme is not only designed to encourage players to engage in the purest format of the sport but also addresses the evolving dynamics of the cricketing landscape, ensuring parity with match fees in other formats and league cricket,” the BCCI added.

Rohit, 36, praised the BCCI secretary for continuing to prioritize Test cricket and for compensating the players.

“Test cricket was & will be the ultimate format and it’s great to see @BCCI & @JayShah leading the way in prioritizing Test cricket,” Rohit wrote on his ‘X’ account.

Rohit Sharma shining as captain

India’s five-match Test series against England came to an incredible conclusion on Saturday thanks to Rohit. They beat Ben Stokes’ team at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala by an innings and sixty-four runs. India went on to win the series 4-1 as well.

Earlier, after India won the 4th Test in Ranchi, Rohit had become the first captain to beat England in a Test series in the Bazball Era.

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