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Huge difference between Misbah, Shastri salaries

Even the support staff of the Indian cricket team is expected to earn more than the Men in Green’s head coach-cum-chief selector

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Pakistan’s recently appointed head coach-cum-chief selector  Misbahul Haq’s salary has been a matter of much debate among the cricketing circles, however it can be termed ‘peanuts’ when compared to his counterpart from India Ravi Shastri’s remuneration package.

According to a report by the Mumbai Mirror, Shastri will receive a hike in his salary after he was retained as India’s head coach. Under his new contract, which will take effect from September 1, Shastri is expected to earn approximately PKR 18,000,000 per month. Hence, the 57-year-old will be drawing around PKR 210,000,000 annually, whereas his previous annual package was around PKR 175,000,000.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not officially announced the salary package; however, Chief Executive officer (CEO) of the PCB has said that Misbah would receive the same amount as the previous Men in Green’s head coach Mickey Arthur. It should be noted that Arthur received $20,000 per month. The monthly salary of Misbah could therefore be around PKR 3,200,000 per month, which makes his annual package around PKR 40,000,000.

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In addition to this, Misbah has also been given the added responsibility of being the chief selector of the national side.

On the other hand, even the support staff of the Indian cricket team is expected to earn more than the Men in Green’s head coach. The Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar are expected to earn around PKR 76,500,000 annually.

The current world champions England’s head coach Trevor Bayliss, whose contract runs out after the ongoing Ashes series, earns an annual salary of $520,000.