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10 highest cricket umpires salaries that will surprise you (2019)

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:

10
Richard Kettleborough

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Richard Kettleborough (Credits Yahoo 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

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9
Ian Gould

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Ian Gould (Credits Twitter)

Ian Gould, one of the most experienced name in the list, has officiated more than 100 ODIs since his debut in 2006. The Englishman has been a part of four World Cups – 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. A wicketkeeper during his playing days, Gould has officiated 137 ODIs, 74 tests and 37 T20Is. He has officiated just one game in the IPL – final of the 2019 season. Gould is set to retire at the end of the ongoing Cricket World Cup.

  • 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
  • IPL Match Fees: ₹ 1,75,000 x 1 = ₹ 1,75,000 (IPL umpires reportedly make ₹ 1,75,000 per game)

8
Richard Illingworth

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Richard Illingworth (Credits Nagpur Today)

Yet another umpire from Yorkshire, England has made a name for himself as one of the finest umpires in international cricket. Richard Illingworth made his umpiring debut in 2010 and with consistent performances, he was promoted to ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2013. The Englishman has officiated 42 tests, 60 ODIs and 16 T20Is so far. Illingworth was also a part of IPL in 2014 and 2015 where he officiated 20 games.

  • 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
  • IPL Match Fees (2014&2015): ₹ 1,75,000 x 20 = ₹ 35,00,000

7
Paul Reiffel

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Paul Reiffel (Credits Sports.co.uk)

The Victoria born all-rounder had a decent cricket career before he decided to switch to umpiring. Reffiel made his international umpiring debut in 2009 when he officiated the Trans-Tasman derby. The Australian has officiated 43 tests, 65 ODIs and 16 T20Is so far. In 2016, Reffiel was hit on head by Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s throw in the test match against England. He was replaced by Marais Erasmus for the rest of the game.

Reffiel was part of the IPL in 2011, officiating 11 games in that season.

  • Yearly Fee: ₹ 31,21,000
  • Test Fee per Match: ₹ 2,00,000
  • ODI Fee per Match: ₹ 1,50,000
  • T20I Fee per Match: ₹ 70,000
  • IPL Match Fees (2011): ₹ 1,75,000 x 11 = ₹ 19,25,000

6
Rod Tucker

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Rod Tucker (Credits Crictracker)

Since his debut in 2008, Rod Tucker has quickly become one of the most reliable umpires in cricket. The Australian was promoted to ICC’s Elite Panel in just two years after his debut. The 54-year old has officiated 67 tests, 80 ODIs and 35 T20s so far and is also a part of the ongoing World Cup. He has also officiated 46 IPL games since the 2011 season. So it should come as no surprise that Tucker makes good money in umpiring.

  • 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
  • IPL Match Fees: ₹ 1,75,000 x 46 = ₹ 80,50,000

5
Bruce Oxenford

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Bruce Oxenford (Credits Express.co.uk)

You might know him as the umpire who wears the Captain America like shield during the games. Bruce Oxenford began umpiring as early as 1998 and officiated matches at the first-class level until his international debut in 2006. Oxenford has the experience of 55 tests, 92 ODIs and 20 T20Is including 2015 and 2019 World Cups. In 2015 he designed a shield like structure for the protection of umpires on the field.

The 59-year old is a regular in the IPL, officiating 48 matches since 2012.

  • 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
  • IPL Match Fees: ₹ 1,75,000 x 48 = ₹ 84,00,000

4
Nigel Llong

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Nigel Llong (Credits India Today)

Yet another familiar name to cricket fans, Nigel Llong made his international umpiring debut in 2005. Since then, he has been the part of the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, 2015 and 2019 Cricket World. The Englishman has officiated 56 tests, 124 ODIs and 32 T20Is so far. Llong has also been a part of 37 IPL matches since 2013.

In the IPL 2019, Llong was fined for kicking the umpire’s room door after an argument with Virat Kohli for a no-ball call. But otherwise, the Englishman is one of the most calm and reliable umpires on the field.

  • Yearly Fee: ₹ 31,21,000
  • Test Fee per Match: ₹ 2,00,000
  • ODI Fee per Match: ₹ 1,50,000
  • T20I Fee per Match: ₹ 70,000
  • IPL Match Fees: ₹ 1,75,000 x 37 = ₹ 64,75,000

3
Aleem Dar

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Aleem Dar

Even the casual cricket fans know his name – Aleem Dar, one of the most successful cricket umpires of all time. The Pakistani umpire made his international umpiring debut in 2000 and is in the 19th year of his glorious career.

In his time at the highest level, Dar has officiated in 5 World Cups, including the final of 2007 World Cup. He has won ICC Umpire of the Year three times in a row – 2009, 2010 and 2011. The 51-year old has officiated 125 tests, 200 ODIs and 43 T20Is so far.

Aleem Dar has officiated 38 matches in IPL from 2008 to 2014 before the India-Pakistan relations forced him to sit back and enjoy the league on TV.

  • Yearly Fee: ₹ 31,21,000
  • Test Fee per Match: ₹ 20,00,00
  • ODI Fee per Match: ₹ 15,0000
  • T20I Fee per Match: ₹ 70,000
  • IPL Match Fees: ₹ 1,75,000 x 38 = ₹ 66,50,000

2
 Marais Erasmus

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Rudi Koertzen (Credits Sportzwiki)

Rudi Koertzen was the best South African umpire ever, but that might not be the case by the time Marais Erasmus retires. The 55-year old is in the 13th year old his umpiring career with an experience of officiating three World cups – 2011, 2015 & 2019. Erasmus has also won ICC Umpire of the Year in 2016 and 2017, becoming the first South African to do so.

Erasmus has also been a consistent part of the IPL since 2009, with 66 matches under his belt.

  • 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
  • IPL Match Fees: ₹ 1,75,000 x 66 = ₹ 1,15,50,000

1
Kumar Dharmasena

Top Ten Cricket Umpires Salaries: Kumar Dharmasena (Credits Sportzwiki)

One of the most famous names in cricket umpiring, Kumar Dharmasena actually started as an all-rounder for Sri Lanka. He was part of the 1996 World Cup winning side and jumped to umpiring after retiring from the game in 2004. Dharmasena made his umpiring debut in 2009 and has officiated 60 tests, 97 ODIs and 22 T20Is so far. He is also second in the list of most IPL matches officiated with 94 since the 2009 season.

The Sri Lankan has also won the ICC Umpire of the Year twice, in 2012 and 2018. Thanks to his IPL games, Dharmasena makes some serious money in umpiring.

  • 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
  • IPL Match Fees: ₹ 1,75,000 x 94 = ₹ 1,64,50,000
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