Indian Cricket Board increases match fee for Test matches in international cricket

The Indian Cricket Board has increased fees for Test cricket to 15 lakhs per game. They have another plan to give complete importance to the red ball format in the future for a better team.

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The Indian Cricket team has right now become the first team to beat England during the Bazball era. The Indians have won the series and are leading the point table with 3-1 with one game to go. The Indians have now extended their home series winnings streak to 17, and by breaking records in Test cricket. They are currently 2nd on the table in the World Test Championship(WTC). Rohit Sharma and his men will be happy with the performance of the team.

We also have to appreciate this victory since the Indian team went into the series with a relatively young squad. With the likes of Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami and Cheteshwar Pujara who remained absent from the squad, it was up to some young players to step to the plate. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel and Sarfaraz Khan have used their opportunity well going into this series, especially against a strong England side.

Indian side increases match fee in Test cricket

There has been a lot of effort taken by the Indian Cricket Board for players to take Test cricket seriously. There were opportunities given to players to play first-class games for their state to be available for selection. Players like Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer have suffered for not paying heed to this decision. The board therefore decided to increase the match fee for the players in Test matches. The fee for Test matches has gone up to 15 lakhs, whereas ODI’s and T20I’s were 6 and 3 lakhs respectively.

This is a decision that has been made by the officials to make sure the players take Test cricket seriously. Test matches are an equally important format in international cricket and have become a massive hit among the fans. Even India skipper Rohit Sharma has stated that the players who have the hunger to perform in Test matches will be looked at more. There is no doubt that the white ball formats are great to watch as well, but the same importance to red-ball cricket should be given by the players.

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