After the introduction of Emirates Elite Panel back in 2002, cricket umpires recruit into elite panel are earning massive money along with free traveling around the world during different international series and events. Umpires drafted in Emirates Elite Panel are getting all benefits on the behalf of their sponsorship contracts with Emirates. Let’s take in-depth look at the annual earnings of an International Cricket Empire.
Well many cricket lovers have curiosity to know the annual salaries and other packages earned by an International Cricket empire annually as well as during single match. We will tell you exact figures about the incomes of Cricket Umpires included in Elite Panel and Secondary Panel that are also known as International Umpires Panel.
International Cricket Umpires Panel
International Cricket Umpires even from Emirates Elite Panel no doubt earns huge bucks but their annual earnings are way less than Football Referees. Recently one of the leading Australian Newspaper disclosed the official pay structure of all ICC Elite Panel Umpires and as per facts an umpire from Elite Panel takes annual contract fees along with yearly salary plus match fees but all these packages are different for different formats of cricket.
Emirates Elite Panel Umpires Salaries
Elite Panel of Cricket Empires is sponsored by Emirates that was introduced back in 2012. This Panel includes official list of all cricket umpires who can appear in international test matches. Umpires in this panel are awarded with annual contracts along with basic salaries and match fee. However, the performance of these umpires is observed during each match.
Usually, the yearly salary structure of all cricket umpires in Elite Panel is different as the most experienced umpires are paid higher salary plus match fee. Whereas the average annual salary for newly recruit umpires in Elite Panel is estimated around $35,000 annual plus match fee that might be different for different formats.
Overall Salary Package of Elite Panel Umpires
The Umpires drafted in Elite Panel are normally appeared in 10 test matches and around 15 ODI matches in a year and if we sum their annual salary along with match fee it almost exceed $90,000 to $100,000 yearly. In addition to this, their standings in different ICC Cricket events like World Cup 50 and 20 over are counted separately.
Currently Steve Buckner is one of the highest paid Umpire in Elite Panel as according to famous Sports Magazine, he is making around $120,000 per year which include his yearly salary along with match fee and endorsement deals income.
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Apart from huge salary packages, cricket umpires included in Elite Panel also enjoy free traveling along with accommodation in high class hotels. All their expenses are sponsored by Fly Emirates. Moreover, these Umpires can visit any selected country with their families once in a year for free.
International Umpires Panel Salaries 2018
Cricket Umpires not included in Elite Panel are known as International or Secondary Panel Umpires along with other category of Umpires for 1st Class Level and these Umpires are basically attached with their local cricket boards.
The yearly salaries of Umpires included in Secondary ICC Panel are way small as compare to the Umpires in Elite Panel. As these Umpires are paid for each match and did not enjoy any kind of annual contract and basic salary. But these Umpires travels free with ICC during mega cricket events.
Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees for 2017-18