IPL 2023 : The much-awaited 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League is just around the corner, however, ahead of the tournament, the list of injured players is increasing.
As the new season of IPL is about to begin one question that most cricket fans have is regarding the payment of players by their respective teams or what portion of their contracted salaries are withheld (if at all) in the event of injury that prevents them from playing for a few games or the entire season.
List of Injured Players Ahead Of IPL 2023:
1. Jasprit Bumrah (MI)
2. Jhye Richardson (MI)
3. Rishabh Pant (DC)
4. Sarfaraz Khan (DC)
5. Anrich Nortje (DC)
6. Ben Stokes (CSK)
7. Kyle Jamieson (CSK)
8. Jonny Bairstow (PBKS)
9. Prasidh Krishna (RR)
10. Shreyas Iyer (KKR)
11. Will Jacks (RCB)
Total Loss Franchises Will Incur Because Of Injured Players
Ahead of the 2023 season, DC seems to be the most affected team so far, in terms of injured players. Three of their key players are recovering from the injuries — Rishabh Pant, Anrich Nortje, and Sarfaraz Khan.
Rishabh Pant will not be a part of IPL 2023 because of the horrible accident he had a few months back. However, still he will get Rs. 16 Crores of his IPL Salary as per the player insurance policy.
Besides him, Anrich Nortje and Sarfaraz Khan, who are currently nursing injuries, will also get their salaries for the upcoming season, i.e, INR 6.5 crores and INR 0.2 Cr.
Total Loss: INR 22.7 crores
Chennai Super Kings:
The MS Dhoni-led side has also suffered a setback as their star player Ben Stokes has been ruled out because of a knee injury. However, Ben Stokes will receive his salary of INR 16.25 crore for the upcoming 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League as per the player insurance policy. Besides him, Kyle Jamieson will also miss the upcoming season but will receive INR 1 crore as his salary.
Total Loss: INR 17.25
Punjab Kings, who finished sixth in the previous edition of the IPL, is currently looking for a replacement for Jonny Bairstow, who broke his left leg and dislocated his ankle on September 2 last year while playing golf. However, PBKS will still pay him his salary of INR 6.75 crores.
Total Loss: INR 6.75 crores
The five-time IPL champs, MI have also been hit hard by injuries. Their star bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who is suffering from a back injury, has been ruled out of the tournament. Jhye Richardson is also ruled out because of a hamstring injury. Both the players will receive salaries of INR 12 crore and INR 1.5 crore, respectively.
Total Loss: INR 13.5 crores
Rajasthan Royals’ star player Prasidh Krishna is also recovering from a stress fracture injury. But he will still receive a salary cheque of INR 10 crores.
Total Loss: INR 10 crores
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders’ captain Shreyas Iyer is currently recovering from a back injury. If he is ruled out of the upcoming season, he will still receive a paycheque of INR 12.5 crores.
Total Loss: INR 12.5 crores
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
RCB suffered a major blow ahead of the upcoming season as England all-rounder Will Jacks is all set to miss the entire IPL 2023 season owing to injury. was bought by RCB for Rs 3.2 crore in the auction in December and would have acted as a perfect cover for the explosive Glen Maxwell. As he is now getting out of the picture, he will still receive his salary.
Total Loss: INR 3.2 crores
What is a player insurance policy?
Well, the BCCI has a players’ insurance policy for its contracted players and the board pays them through that policy if they miss out on an IPL season due to an injury. This rule came into effect during IPL 2011 season.
As per the players’ insurance policy, all centrally contracted players will be compensated if they miss an IPL season due to an injury or accident, regardless of when they picked up the injury before the start of the season.
However, the policy is just for the BCCI-contracted players, and players who are not in contact with the BCCI will not get any amount from the BCCI. Additionally, the IPL franchises also generally have their separate insurance schemes which cover the players in their squad.
Thus, in case a BCCI contracted player gets injured during the IPL season and is ruled out thereafter, half of his contracted amount is paid by the BCCI and the other half by the concerned franchise.