International Cricket Commentator’s Salary 2023
International commentators’ salary is dependent on the number of hours and days they work. These cricket commentators are paid well for their outstanding efforts to entertain the viewers. They are paid on a per-match basis or per-series basis and have a substantial annual salary.
Commentary over the years has become a massive tool for connecting sports to television and radio viewers. Some commentators have made a name among fans like Harsha Bhogle also called ” the voice of cricket,” does beautiful commentary.
Other well-known commentators like Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Peter Drury, Ian Chapell, Sanjay Manjrekar, Martin Tyler, Michael Vaughan, Michael Slater, Danny Morrison, Ian Bishop, and many more who have won the hearts of sports fans with their depictions.
Indian Commentators are paid the highest salary among all the international commentators because of India’s wealthy cricket board BCCI. They receive around $2,500 per game with an annual salary of $500,000 to $1 million.
So far, about $50,000 has been paid for a full season. Due to the shortage of live matches and the consequent drop in the number of working hours, cricket commentators are being paid on a pro-rated basis.
Cricket Commentators Salary 2023
|Name||Broadcaster||Panel||Fee Per match||Fee Per series||Annual Salary|
|Harsha Bhogle||ESPN Star Sports & ABC||English and Hindi||$2,500||$55,000||$1 million|
|Sunil Gavaskar||ESPN Star Sports||English and Hindi||$2,500||$55,000||$1 million|
|Sourav Ganguly||ESPN Star Sports||English and Hindi||$2,500||$50,000||$1 million|
|Sanjay Manjrekar||ESPN Star Sports||English and Hindi||$2,500||$50,810||$1 million|
|Shane Warne||Sky Sports, ESPN Star Sports||English||$2,000||$58,000||$1 million|
|Ian Bishop||Sky Sports||English||$2,000||$52,000||$900,000|
|Mark Nichola||Sky Sports||English||$4000||$50,000||$850,000|
|Geoffrey Boycott||Sky Sports||English||$4000||$50,000||$850,000|
|Michael Vaughan||Sky Sports||English||$4000||$50,000||$850,000|
|Ian Botham||Sky Sports||English||$4000||$50,000||$850,000|
|Mike Atherton||Sky Sports||English||$4000||$50,000||$850,000|
|Alan Wilkins||Sky Sports||English||$4000||$50,000||$850,000|
|David Lloyd||Sky Sports||English||$4000||$50,000||$850,000|
|Ian Chappell||ESPN Star Sports||English||$2,500||$40,000||$700,000|
|Mike Haysman||TEN Sports||English||$1,000||$45,000||$700,000|
|Russel Arnold||TEN Sports||English||$1,500||$45,000||$700,000|
|Waqar Younis||TEN Sports||English and Hindi||$1,500||$45,000||$700,000|
|Rameez Raja||TEN Sports||English||$2,200||$45,000||$700,000|
|Waseem Akram||ESPN Star Sports||English and Hindi||$1,500||$35,000||$600,000|
|Mark Richardson||Sky Sport||English||$1,500||$30,000||$560,000|
|Pommie Mbangwa||TEN Sports||English||$1,000||$40,000||$500,000|
|Athar Ali Khan||Independent Television||English||$1,000||$15,000||$350,000|
|Kevin Pietersen||Star Sports , Sky Sport||English||$3000||$50,000||$500,000|
|Anjum Chopra||Star Sports||English||$2000||$35,000||$250,000|
|Lisa Sthalekar||Ten Sports||English||$2000||$35,000||$250,000|
|Murali Kartik||Star Sports||English||$2500||$50,000||$1 million|
Commentators and commentaries are a vital part of a cricket match, imagine watching an action-packed movie without any sound effects and dialogues. Hold that thought, that’s what cricket is without commentary.
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The commentators, however, explain the match ball by ball. The amount of money invested in commentators across all professional sports indicates that millions of people watching the sport on television worldwide find their viewing experience improved.
Disclaimer: The above facts and figures about the cricket commentators Salary are based on the analysis, research and reports released by the ICC (International Cricket Council) and BCCI (Board of control for cricket in India).