CAN Unveils Central Contracts and Salary Structure for Nepali Cricketers

CAN awarded central contracts to 49 Nepali cricketers (30 men, 19 women) with tiered monthly salaries based on performance. Top men earn Rs 100,000, top women earn Rs 50,000.

CAN Unveils Central Contracts and Salary Structure for Cricketers

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) recently announced the awarding of central contracts to a total of 49 players, including 30 men and 19 women. This initiative aims to financially support and incentivize national cricketers, further solidifying their commitment to the sport.

The contracts categorize players based on their performance and experience, with corresponding monthly salaries. Notably, the top tier, Grade A, features six men’s cricketers who will receive a significant salary increase, earning a maximum of Rs 100,000 per month. This group includes prominent figures like captain Rohit Paudel and talented players like Sompal Kami and Kushal Bhurtel.

Following closely behind are Grade B players, who will receive Rs 70,000 per month, while Grade C and D players will earn Rs 55,000 and Rs 35,000 respectively. Recognizing the potential of emerging talents, CAN has introduced a new “Emerging” category featuring seven players from different provinces across the country. These young players will receive a monthly stipend of Rs 25,000 to support their development.

For women cricketers, the highest earners in Grade A will be awarded a monthly salary of Rs 50,000, reflecting CAN’s commitment to promoting gender parity within the sport. Players in Grade B, C, and D will receive Rs 35,000, Rs 30,000, and Rs 25,000 respectively. Similar to the men’s category, seven promising women cricketers will be included in the “Emerging” category, receiving a monthly stipend of Rs 20,000.

This announcement marks a significant step towards professionalizing Nepali cricket and providing a stable financial foundation for players. The tiered salary structure based on performance and experience aims to incentivize consistent improvement and dedication to the sport. Additionally, the inclusion of the “Emerging” category demonstrates CAN’s commitment to nurturing young talent and building a strong national team for the future.

This move is expected to have a positive impact on the overall development of Nepali cricket, fostering a more competitive environment and attracting new talents to the sport. With increased financial security and recognition, players are likely to be more focused on training and performance, potentially leading to improved results for the national team on the international stage.

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