Cricket is a lucrative game and there is a lot of money to be earned. International match fees, endorsements and our very own gold mine – IPL, has made sure the money keeps flowing in both cricketer’s and the BCCI’s pockets. And it comes as no surprise that a lot of young players are looking to make it big in cricket just by looking at the lifestyle of someone like Virat Kohli or Hardik Pandya. But has anyone thought about becoming an umpire? Yes, a cricket umpire. As it turns out, the decision makers on the field make good money in the form of match fee and yearly fee. So let us take a look at the top ten cricket umpires salaries in international cricket:
Hailing from Yorkshire, Kettleborough started his international umpiring career in 2009 has come a long way since then. The Englishman has officiated 58 tests, 83 ODIs and 22 T20Is so far. He has been one of the finest umpires of the last decade, with the final of 2015 World Cup and 2017 Champions Trophy already in his resume. Kettleborough won the ICC Umpire of the award in 2015, becoming the first Englishman to do so. He followed it with two more awards in 2014 and 2015.
- Yearly Fee: ₹ 25,00,000
- Test Fee per Match: ₹ 2,00,000
- ODI Fee per Match: ₹ 1,50,000
- T20I Fee per Match: ₹ 70,000