How much salary will Gautam Gambhir earn as new head coach of India?

India media reports claim that former opener will receive INR10 million monthly and INR100 to 120 million annually

Our Correspondent July 10, 2024
Gautam Gambhir PHOTO:Express

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) formally announced former opener Gautam Gambhir as the new head coach of the Indian team who previously led the Kolkata Knight Riders to victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to Indian media, Gambhir will receive an annual salary of INR100 to 120 million from BCCI. In their advertisement for a new coach, the Indian board made it clear that the new coach's salary would be based on their experience.

So far, the board has not shared any information regarding Gambhir's salary, but media reports claim that he will receive INR10 million monthly and INR100 to 120 million annually.

He will be replacing Rahul Dravid, building on their recent World Cup triumph.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said, "I welcome Gautam Gambhir as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. I trust that under his leadership, the Indian team will achieve new heights."

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Gambhir scored over 10,000 international runs during his 13-year-long international career for India since his ODI debut in 2003.

He is the only Indian – and one of four international cricketers including Don Bradman, Jacques Kallis and Mohammad Yousuf – to have scored centuries in five successive Test matches.

“Modern-day cricket has evolved rapidly, and Gautam has witnessed this changing landscape up close,” Shah added.

Gambhir, a talented left-handed batsman who played a key part in India’s ODI World Cup win in 2011, recently coached Kolkata Knight Riders to an IPL crown.

“Having endured the grind and excelled in various roles throughout his career, I am confident that Gautam is the ideal person to steer Indian cricket forward,” Shah added.

“His clear vision for Team India, coupled with his vast experience, positions him perfectly to take on this exciting and most sought-after coaching role.”

After he retired from playing, the usually serious Gambhir took to commentary and then dabbled in politics, becoming a lawmaker for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).



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