Salary Of ICC Cricket Umpires Explained In Detail ! - Cric Eye

Salary Of ICC Cricket Umpires Explained In Detail !

In Cricket, most of the times we focuses on the performance of the bowlers, batsmans and fielders but often times we overlook the patience and hardwork of ICC cricket umpires, especially when it is a five day test match where you have to stand all the day like a tree, so today we are going to look on the topic of Cricket Umpire Salary.

From the past few years International Council Of Cricket (ICC) had changed couple of rules and regulation in terms of salary of international umpire salary where umpires got the decent hike on their fees. ICC has Not only improved the umpiring technology, but also the list of their top elite panel umpires in the international matches. Let’s talk about how much elite panel umpires earns per match.


List Of Cricket Umpire Salary 

1. ODI Cricket 

  • First have a look at the cricket Umpire salary in ODI cricket which was the one of the most loved format of cricket fans in the past, When it comes to ODI cricket match fees of Elite panel umpires, a umpire earns around $3000 per match in the 50 over format ODI cricket.
  • If you look at the 3-4 years prior, fees of  cricket umpires was not this much high but in the recent years ICC has taken the issue of decision errors seriously and took some action to not have this type of big mistake in big matches like world cup. Which leads ICC to invest some more money on the standards of umpiring and to scout some new good talents in the field.

2. Test Cricket

  • One of the most oldest format of the game Test cricket is still lives in the heart of real cricket fans, when we talk about the salary in test cricket it is quite good, where umpire salary in cricket 5000$ per match in the test match, Now you might have an doubt which is, what if the Test match ends in 2 or 3 days will umpire get his full salary or it will be deducted? the answer is big NO, weather a match ends in 2 days or 4 days umpires will get their full match fees which is 5000$ per test match.
  • Certainly, umpiring in the 5 day long test matches is not an easy job to do, especially when you are playing in the countries like India, Pakistan and  Sri Lanka where you have to bear the hot heatwave of summers. If we talk about the standards of umpiring, which has certainly increased from past few years, if we ignore some blunders in some pressure moments.

3. T20 Cricket 

  • The modern day entertainment format T20 cricket which has been growing from every years in all over around the world. We have seen umpire’s giving some bold and controversial decisions in T20 cricket which is the reason behind the critics on the level of umpiring. Anyway, the cricket umpire salary for t20 format is 1500$ per match, obviously because of the 40 over game the salary also gets low.
  • We cricket fans, some times criticizes the umpires for their bad decision which is not a good thing to do, In my personal opinion we can’t judge someone by sitting at home and making our own decisions, it is not easy for a person standing between the huge crowds in the ground and giving each and every decision accurate, at the end of the day they are also humans and humans certainly make mistake.


List Of ICC Cricket Umpire Salary

Umpires Name ODI Match Fee Test Match Fee T20 Match Fee ICC Tournaments Annual Earnings
Joel Wilson $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Bruce Oxenford $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Kumar Dharmasena $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Aleem Dar $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Christopher Gaffaney $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Marais Erasmus $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Michael Gough $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Nitin Menon $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Paul Reiffel $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Richard Illingworth $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Richard Kettleborough $3,000 $5,000 $1,500 $3,000 $100,000
Rodney Tucker $3,000 $5,000 $850 $3,000 $100,000


Umpires not only get the per match fees of International cricket, but also gets some extra perks in the account, These extra benefits are given to both the umpires and match referees which are provided to the Elite panel list umpires by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Following are some benefits for Umpires along with the salary.

Some Major Benefits For ICC Cricket Umpires

  • The 1st and major benefits for umpires in cricket is the free travel and accommodation they gets during the matches, weather it is a bilateral series or ICC tournaments all the expense of transportation from one country to another and stay comes under the responsibility of ICC.
  • Another benefits which comes to the umpires is from the sponsorship, yes not only the cricket players but also the umpires earns through the sponsorship, the current sponsor of ICC elite panel umpires is ”Fly Emirates”who pays $10k  to the umpires.
  • After having a memorable career, when umpires retires from their umpiring job, they gets the benefits of joining the new job which they get from ICC officials.
  • What if a umpire is having health issues? then all the expense will come under the health insurance which they get as a extra benefits by the ICC. Health Insurance allows them to cure any health issues they have in the hospital in free of cost. Which is the most important thing to aware of, due to constantly change of countries and whether conditions body may does not get adapt to new conditions, which might become a health issue cause for umpires.


Top 3 Umpires Who Gets Highest Salary In Cricket

1. Aleem Dar

The former pakistani cricketer who turned into the one of the best umpires in ICC cricket. Aleem dar’s decision most of the times goes very accurately, He has done umpiring in Test which is 172 matches, ODI 294 matches and T20 88 matches. When when it comes to the overall salary as umpire of Aleem dar of every year, he earns around $120K.

2. Nitin Menon

Our Own, one of best indian umpire Nitin Menon has showed his umpiring skills to the world very precisely and impressed everyone with his umpiring performance from last 4-5 years. The 39 years old Nitin Menon has done the umpiring in t20 which is 61 matches, ODI cricket 48 matches and In test cricket 22 matches. Moreover, Nitin Menon will also doing the umpiring in the ongoing Ashes series 2023, between England vs Australia. The salary Nitin Menon per years is between $130K-140K.

3. Chris Gaffaney

The Iconic ICC elite panel Umpire Chris Gaffaney is popularly known in the many countries in the world. Born in New Zealand, Chris Gaffaney is being presented in many big knockout matches be it  50 over World cup or T20 World cup. When it comes to the umpiring records he has done umpiring ODI in 113 Matches, Test cricket 77 matches and T20 international in 59 matches. The annual salary of Chris Gaffaney $140k.


Q) Which ICC Cricket Umpire Gets Highest Salary?

A) Chris Gaffaney is the only ICC cricket umpire who gets highest salary ($130k-140$) per year.

Q) What is the per match salary of international cricket umpire In Test Cricket?

A) The average salary for a international cricket umpire in test cricket is around 5000$ per match.

Q) Which Indian cricket umpire earns most salary?

A) Nitin Menon is the only Indian cricket umpire who earns most salary which is $140k annually.



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