|Prize Money: BCCI versus HI|
|Award (in lakhs)||BCCI||HI|
|Male player of the year||5||25|
|Female player of the year||0.5||25|
|Junior male player of the year||0.5||10|
|Junior female player of the year||0.5||10|
|Total prize money||43||130|
Hockey India are more generous employers than their cricketing counterparts—the BCCI.
Would you believe that?
India’s national game body gives away Rs. 1.30 crores in prize money every year, while the BCCI doles out a measly Rs. 43 lakhs.
Don’t bolt for the astro-turf fields yet.
This doesn’t account for the moolah in the IPL and that cricketers are the highest paid (sporting) endorsers of Indian goods and services.
Other games have a long way to go. But they may be getting there.