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What is the Salary of a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player in the West Indies?

Today we will discuss the salary of a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player in the West Indies.

With the great T20 generation of the West Indies comprising of Gayle, Bravo, Pollard, Sammy, Russell, and more, the CPL has generated lots of hype over the years.

However, there’s one question on every cricket fan’s mind: just how much do these players make?

CPL Salary – By the Numbers

  • The average salary of a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player is $45,882 (maximum 17 players in squad with a maximum purse of $780,000). Hence, the maximum salary cap for the entire CPL was $4.68 million for a maximum of 102 players, divided among 6 teams.
  • The average salary for a domestic Caribbean Premier League is $40,993 ($2,992,500 purse for a total of 73 domestic players). The average salary for an overseas CPL cricketer is $60,089 ($1,682,500 for 28 signed overseas players).
  • In CPL 2020, the salary amounts were cut by 30% due to COVID induced financial problems. It is unclear if the payments are back to the original amounts (In this article, we present the original salary amounts. For CPL 2020, the salary was reduced by 30% for players earning above $20,000 per season. For example, Round 1 picks would get $112,000 instead of $160,000).
  • Compared to other leagues, CPL ranks at #9 in the richest cricket leagues (according to average salaries).

*Note: All amounts in US dollar ($).

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) – How Much Was Each Draft Pick?

The draft picks range from $3,000 (Round 15) to $160,000 (Round 1).

In addition, 2 emerging West Indies players can be selected in Round 16 & 17. We estimate their earnings to be between $1,000-$3,000.

Draft PicksSalary Amounts
Round 1$160,000
Round 2$130,000
Round 3$110,000
Round 4$90,000
Round 5$70,000
Round 6$60,000
Round 7$40,000
Round 8 $30,000
Round 9$20,000
Round 10 $15,000
Round 11$10,000
Round 12$7,500
Round 13$5,000
Round 14$4,000
Round 15$3,000
Round 16-17$1,000-$3,000

Note*: The last public salary update was in 2020. Some of these amounts may have increased due to inflation and annual raises.

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CPL Draft Picks – Salary of Caribbean Premier League Player

Here were the rules for the 2023 CPL draft:

  • 17 maximum players per squad
  • 5 maximum overseas players squad
  • Teams can retain players from CPL 2022 & the 6ixty
  • 4 overseas signings should have been signed before the draft while the fifth spot could be signed at any point

*Note: The overseas & marquee signings may be higher than the draft round the players were picked in. Also, Trinbago Knight Riders’ individual player salaries for CPL 2023 may be slightly higher since they only signed 16 players instead of 17.

1. First Round Draft Pick ($160,000)

Imad Wasim CPL SalaryJamaica TallawahsSigned
Faf du Plessis CPL SalarySaint Lucia KingsSigned
Kieron Pollard CPL SalaryTrinbago Knight RidersRetained
Evin Lewis CPL SalarySt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Rovman Powell CPL SalaryBarbados RoyalsTransferred
Imran Tahir CPL SalaryGuyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

2. Second Round Draft Pick ($130,000)

Brandon King CPL SalaryJamaica TallawahsRetained
Johnson Charles CPL SalarySaint Lucia KingsRetained
Andre Russell CPL SalaryTrinbago Knight RidersRetained
Ambati Rayudu CPL Salary (Marquee)*St. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Jason Holder CPL SalaryBarbados RoyalsRetained
Shimron Hetmyer CPL SalaryGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

*replacement for Tristan Stubbs

3. Third Round Draft Pick ($110,000)

Fabian Allen Jamaica TallawahsRetained
Sean Williams*Saint Lucia KingsSigned
Sunil Narine Trinbago Knight RidersRetained
Andre FletcherSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Kyle MayersBarbados RoyalsRetained
Mohammad Haris/Rahmanullah Gurbaz*Guyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

*Sean Williams is the replacement for Dasun Shanaka. Gurbaz will come back in the second half, and Haris will fill in for him till then.

4. Fourth Round Draft Pick ($90,000)

Mohammad AmirJamaica TallawahsSigned
Alzarri JosephSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Nicholas Pooran Trinbago Knight RidersRetained
Sherfane RutherfordSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Qais Ahmed/Mahesh Theekshana*Barbados RoyalsSigned
Odean SmithGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

*Theekshana will be at the Asia Cup for the first half of the tournament, and Qais Ahmed will fill in for him till he comes back.

5. Fifth Round Draft Pick ($70,000)

Alex Hales*Jamaica TallawahsSigned
Roston ChaseSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Rilee RossouwTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Dominic DrakesSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Laurie Evans*Barbados RoyalsSigned
Romario ShepherdGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

*Alex Hales replaces Naveen-ul-Haq. Evans is the replacement for Rassie van der Dussen.

6. Sixth Round Draft Pick ($60,000)

Chris GreenJamaica TallawahsSigned
Jair McAllisterSaint Lucia KingsDrafted
Akeal HoseinTrinbago Knight RidersRetained
Sheldon CottrellSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Alick AthanazBarbados RoyalsDrafted
Azam KhanGuyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

7. Seventh Round Draft Pick ($40,000)

Ben CuttingJamaica TallawahsSigned
Sikandar RazaSaint Lucia KingsSigned
Dwayne BravoTrinbago Knight RidersTraded
George LindeSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Obed McCoyBarbados RoyalsRetained
Shai HopeGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

8. Eighth Round Draft Pick ($30,000)

Jermaine BlackwoodJamaica TallawahsDrafted
Peter HatzoglouSaint Lucia KingsSigned
Martin GuptillTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Yannick CariahSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDrafted
Kevin WickhamBarbados RoyalsDrafted
Saim AyubGuyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

9. Ninth Round Draft Pick ($20,000)

Shamarh BrooksJamaica TallawahsRetained
Chris Sole/Bhanuka Rajapakskha*Saint Lucia KingsSigned
Noor AhmadTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Oshane ThomasSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsTraded
Roelof Van der MerweBarbados RoyalsSigned
Gudakesh MotieGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

*Chris Sole will be avialbe for the first five matches, after which Rajapaksha comes into the squad.

10. Tenth Round Draft Pick ($15,000)

Hayden Walsh Jr.Jamaica TallawahsTransferred
Roshon PrimusSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Matheesha PathiranaTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Corbin BoschSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Akeem JordanBarbados RoyalsDrafted
Dwaine PretoriousGuyana Amazon WarriorsSigned

11. Eleventh Round Draft Pick ($10,000)

Raymon ReiferJamaica TallawahsRetained
Jeavor RoyalSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Jayden SealesTrinbago Knight RidersRetained
Dewald BrevisSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Rakheem CornwallBarbados RoyalsRetained
Kevin SinclairGuyana Amazon WarriorsDrafted

12. Twelfth Round Draft Pick ($7,500)

Amir JangooJamaica TallawahsRetained
Shadrack DescarteSaint Lucia KingsDrafted
Mark DeyalTrinbago Knight RidersTransferred
Jyd GoolieSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDrafted
Donovan FerreiraBarbados RoyalsSigned
Keemo PaulGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

13. Thirteenth Round Draft Pick ($5,000)

Steven TaylorJamaica TallawahsDrafted
Khary PierreSaint Lucia KingsTransferred
*Did not signTrinbago Knight RidersSigned
Izaharulhaq NaveedSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsSigned
Justin GreavesBarbados RoyalsRetained
Chandrapaul HemrajGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained

14. Fourteeenth Round Draft Pick ($4,000)

Shamar SpringerJamaica TallawahsRetained
Leonardo JulienSaint Lucia KingsDrafted
Chadwick WaltonTrinbago Knight RidersDrafted
Kofi JamesSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDrafted
Joshua BishopBarbados RoyalsRetained
Ronsford BeatonGuyana Amazon WarriorsDrafted

15. Fifteenth Round Draft Pick ($3,000)

Nicholson GordonJamaica TallawahsRetained
Matthew FordeSaint Lucia KingsRetained
Terrence HindsTrinbago Knight RidersDrafted
Joshua Da SilvaSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsRetained
Nyeem YoungBarbados RoyalsRetained
Kevlon AndersonGuyana Amazon WarriorsDrafted

16. Emerging Players (Rounds 16 & 17)

Kirk McKenzie, Joshua JamesJamaica TallawahsRetained, Retained
Kimani Melius, McKenny ClarkeSaint Lucia KingsDrafted, Retained
Kadeem Alleyne, Jaden CarmichaelTrinbago Knight RidersDrafted, Drafted
Ashmead Nedo, Johann LayneSt. Kitts & Nevis PatriotsDrafted, Drafted
Rivaldo Clarke, Ramon SimmondsBarbados RoyalsDrafted, Retained
Matthew Nandu, Junior SinclairGuyana Amazon WarriorsRetained, Retained

Final Thoughts

The CPL have revived Caribbean cricket financially, but what can be done to revive West Indies cricket in general?

Are the CPL salaries good enough to incentivize growth in West Indies cricket?

Why or why not? Comment below, would love to know about your thoughts!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Salary of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player

What is the average salary for a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player in the West Indies?

The average salary of a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) player is $45,882 (maximum 17 players in squad with a maximum purse of $780,000). Hence, the maximum salary cap for the entire CPL was $4.68 million for a maximum of 102 players, divided among 6 teams.

Is Caribbean Premier League (CPL) the richest cricket league in the world?

No, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the richest cricket league in the world. The CPL is the ninth richest cricket league in the world (based on average player salary).

How much money does Kieron Pollard make in the CPL in the West Indies?

Kieron Pollard makes $160,000 in the CPL in the West Indies

Who was the most expensive player in the CPL 2023 draft?

Imad Wasim, Faf du Plessis, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Rovman Powell, and Imran Tahir were the most expensive players in the CPL 2023 draft at $160,000. These signings were mixtures of overseas signings, trades/transfers, and retentions.

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Sri Lanka Vs West Indies – T20 World Cup 2021 Match #35 Quick Review!

Sri Lanka Vs West Indies Quick Review – Sharp Sri Lanka ends West Indian T20 legacy.

Sri Lanka are leaving with their heads held high, 5 wins out 8 & a positive brand of cricket. WI depart as an era ends.

Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights

Scorecard: Sri Lanka Vs West Indies Video Highlights

Toss: West Indies won the toss and chose to field first.

Venue: Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Umpires: Aleem Dar & Langton Rusere

What Actually Happened

  • Winner: Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
  • Scores: Sri Lanka 189/3 West Indies 169/8
  • Player of the Match: Charith Asalanka 68 (41)
  • Best Figures
    • Andre Russell (4-0-33-2)
    • Wanindu Hasaranga (4-0-19-2)
  • Most Runs
    • Charith Asalanka 68 (44)
    • Shimron Hetmyer 81* (54)

Moments of The Day: Sri Lanka Batted Better, Fielded Better, Bowled Better

  • Everyone from Sri Lanka contributed today. Kusal Perera 29 (21) & Pathum Nissanka 51 (41) gave them yet another bright start, but it was Asalanka’a clinical timing and Shanaka’s finishing 25* (14) that gave SL an above-par sore.
  • In every one of these quick summaries, we have mentioned Hasaranga. Sometimes he has contributed with the bat, sometimes with the ball, and sometimes both. Oh and the fielding is pretty good as well. Here is how he fared in the tournament, definitely a player of the tournament contender:
    • 2/24
    • 71 & 1/12
    • 3/9
    • 6 & 0/29
    • 4 & 2/22
    • 4 & 3/20
    • 34 & 3/21
    • 2/19
  • In a must win crunch game, 8 out of the 10 West Indian batters, most of them legends, scored in the single digits. Only the young guns, Nicholas Pooran (age 26) scored 46 (34) and Shimron Hetmyer (age 24) made sure West Indies at least competed. Hetmyer did not give up till the very end, bringing the target down to 35 in 6 balls.

Honorable Mention: Rajapaksa’s diving catch to dismiss Roston Chase & Karunatne’s running catch to dismiss Holder were outstanding

Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: The Sun Sets For the Legends

Darren Sammy had repeatedly set on air that these group of West Indian players were aware that this tournament would define their legacies, especially Chris Gayle & Dwayne Bravo. However, Gayle went out for 1 & Bravo for 2 (and only one wicket at an economy rate of 10.50). Bravo is officially retiring from international duty after this World Cup and one can only assume the same with Chris Gayle.

Pollard is still staying although his captaincy status depends on the board. With Pooran, Hetmyer, & Holder (only 29 years old), the leadership group for the next generation is there but rebuilding needs to start now.

In any case, thank you Legends. We love you for all you have given this sport. They have defined the T20 format and made it their own.

Also Read: 200th Article Special: 5 Things I have Learned From My Journey of Cricket Writing

T20 World Cup Points Table, Most Runs, Wickets, Catches, Dismissals

No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Highest Run Scorer, Highest Wicket Taker, Most Catches, and Most Dismissals. We will keep updating it in every article!

  • Charith Asalanka – 231 runs (Sri Lanka, 6 Matches)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga – 16 wickets (Sri Lanka, 8 Matches)
  • Calum MacLeod 7 catches (Scotland, 6 Matches)
  • Matthew Wade – 7 dismissals (Australia, 4 Matches)

Group 1 Table

PointsNet Run Rate
1. England44008+ 3.183
2. Australia43106+ 1.031
3. South Africa43106+ 0.742
4. Sri Lanka52304– 0.269
5. West Indies41302– 1.558
6. Bangladesh50500– 2.383
T20 World Cup 2021 Group 1 Points Table

Group 2 Table

PointsNet Run Rate
1. Pakistan44008+ 1.065
2. Afghanistan42204+ 1.481
3. New Zealand32104+ 0.816
4. India31102+ 0.073
5. Namibia31202– 1.600
6. Scotland30300– 2.645
T20 World Cup 2021 Group 2 Points Table

Also, if you have not yet read our T20 World Cup Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:

  1. A Review – Group A 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka
  2. B Review – Group B 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland
  3. 1 Review – Group 1 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies
  4. 2 Review – Group 2 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand

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RCB Vs DC – IPL 2021 Match 22 Review: Genius AB De Villiers Edges Hetmyer Blitz In Close Game

RCB Vs DC – IPL 2021 Match #22 Quick Review! Ishant-Avesh’s spell, AB de Villiers’ 75*, Pant’s struggle, Kohli’s captaincy, Harshal-Siraj at the day, and Hetmyer’s blitz were some of the highlights of the day.

Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights

Scorecard: RCB Vs DC Video Highlights

Toss: DC won the toss and chose to field first.

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Umpires: Sundaram Ravi & Virender Sharma

What Actually Happened

  • Winner: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 1 run.
  • Scores: RCB 171-5 Vs DC 170-4
  • Player of the Match: AB de Villiers
  • Best Figures
    • Ishant Sharma – 1/26
    • Harshal Patel – 2/37
  • Most Runs
    • AB de Villiers – 75* (42)
    • Rishabh Pant – 58* (48), Shimron Hetmyer – 53* (25)

Moments of The Day:

The IPL is full of surprises and memorable moments. Here are my moments of today:

  • AB de Villiers already has scores of 48, 76*, and 75* in the six innings in IPL 2021 and yet, he has only finished games so far. Coming in at 60-3 in 8.3 overs, he stitched a partnership with Rajat Patidar, who scored an attacking 31*(22). Final over, DC took a gamble with Marcus Stoinis, and ABD launched him to all parks for a 23-run over. That was the difference between the two sides. Imagine what if he bats at #3 instead of #5?
  • When Stoinis departed, DC were struggling at 92/4 in 12.4 overs. In came Shimron Hetmyer, hit 4 sixes (including 21 in an over to Kyle Jamieson) and changed the game. It is a pity that he did not face the last few deliveries. Who knows, the result may have been different had he been on strike. Helped DC’s net-run-rate though.
  • Mohammad Siraj & Harshal Patel gave a combined 81 runs in 8 overs, but their impact was much more valuable. Harshal has been the most impressive bowler of IPL 2021 (barring the 37-run Ravindra Jadeja over) and took Shaw’s wicket right away today. Siraj’s ball to get rid of Steven Smith was a gem as well. After Hetmyer’s 21-run assault, DC only needed 23 in 2 overs. Harshal’s slower deliveries and Siraj’s yorkers sealed the game for RCB by 1-run.

Honorable Mention: Glenn Maxwell’s 2 sixes – 25 (20); Back-to-back bowleds to Virat Kohli (by Avesh Khan) & Devdutt Padikkal (by Ishant Sharma); Steven Smith’s catches

Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: Rishabh Pant Struggles

  • Rishabh Pant has had a glorious few months in international cricket, solidifying his place in the Indian team and becoming DC’s captain after Shreyas Iyer’s injury. Today was the first day that everything Pant touched did not turn to gold. Although Pant held the innings together, he could not take them home. Usually if he stays till the end, you would say DC wins. He ended with 58* (48), which included 2 fours of the last over. At one point, Pant was 41 (40), while Hetmyer moved to 47 (21).

No worries though. Expect Pant to learn from this and bounce back quickly.

IPL 2021 Points Table, Orange Cap, & Purple Cap Leaders

No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Orange Cap, & Purple Cap. We will keep updating it in every article!

  • Shikhar Dhawan 265 runs (DC, 6 matches)
  • Harshal Patel – 17 wickets (RCB, 6 matches)
PointsNet Run Rate
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore 651010 +0.089
2. Chennai Super Kings54108+ 1.612
3. Delhi Capitals64208+ 0.269
4. Mumbai Indians52304-0.032
5. Kolkata Knight Riders62404-0.305
6. Punjab Kings 62404-0.608
7. Rajasthan Royals52304-0.681
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad51402-0.18
IPL 2021 Points Table

Tomorrow’s Preview

Chennai Super Kings take on Sunrisers Hyderabad, battle of two extremes (#2 Vs #8).

Also, if you have not yet read our IPL Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:

  1. Chennai Super Kings – CSK Preview
  2. Delhi Capitals – DC Preview
  3. Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR Preview
  4. Mumbai Indians – MI Preview
  5. Punjab Kings – PBKS Preview
  6. Rajasthan Royals – RR Preview
  7. Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB Preview
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad – SRH Preview

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