IPL 10: Fees paid to coaches and mentors

IPL 10: Fees paid to coaches and mentors

Sachin Tendulkar is the highest paid mentor, while Brad Hodge receives the lowest payment.

Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan IPL
Rahul Dravid & Zaheer Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians had a cake-walk against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday, to reach the final. The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness a Maharashtra Derby in the final. Rising Pune Supergiant will take on the table-toppers of the league phase and their Maharashtrian counterpart, Mumbai Indians. We have seen many players earning over a $1 million. Ben Stokes is the highest paid player in IPL 10. The English all-rounder of Rising Pune Supergiant received $2.3 million.

Interestingly, no behind-the-scene hero has received $1 million a year now. According to reports, Sachin Tendulkar is the highest paid mentor. Next to him is his partner in the erstwhile Indian team, Rahul Dravid. Rahul ‘The Wall’ Dravid is paid Rs.4.5 crores per year by the Delhi Daredevils.

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While the exact amount received by the master-blaster per year is unknown, but sources reveal he definitely is the highest paid mentor of the tournament. But he still receives less than $1 million. Rahul Dravid received Rs.4.5 crores this year, which is the same amount that Ricky Ponting used to get when he was the coach of Mumbai Indians. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s coach Daniel Vettori and Kolkata Knight Riders’ Jacques Kallis receive Rs.3.5 crores per year as per reports in TOI.

Stephen Fleming (Rising Pune Supergiant), Tom Moody (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Mahela Jayawardene (Mumbai Indians) are paid Rs.2.5 crores per year, according to sources. Former Indian stalwart opener Virender Sehwag, who is now the Director of Cricket Affairs (DCO) of Preity Zinta-owned franchise Kings XI Punjab, banks around Rs.3 crores per year.

Brad Hodge is the lowest paid IPL coach. He receives only Rs.70 lakhs per year. The highest paid assistant coach receives around Rs.1.4 crores per year. It is also reported that Indian head coach Anil Kumble might become the highest paid coach in the history of Indian cricket if BCCI fulfils his demands. Veteran spinner has asked for Rs.8 crores salary package from the BCCI.

The IPL coaches may receive fat payments at the end of the tournament, but the situation is bleak for the domestic coaches. A Ranji Trophy coach receives a maximum of Rs.30 lakhs per year. At the National Cricket Academy, a coach can receive a maximum of Rs.8 thousands per day. That too, if he is a former Indian national team player. Else, the coaches are hardly paid Rs.4.5 thousands per day.