IPL 2nd highest payer to pay players’ salary among all franchise-based sports. Check top 10 list

Indian Premier League stands second-highest in paying average salary, with cricketers earning an average of $5.3 million annually.

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First Published14 Feb 2023, 06:49 PM IST
After NBA, IPL stands second in cutting big cheques to the players
After NBA, IPL stands second in cutting big cheques to the players(PTI)

Believe it or not, Indian Premier League stands second in cutting big fat cheques to its players among all the franchise-based sports. 

Recently, a Global Sports Salaries Survey, conducted by Genuine Impact, revealed, the NBA has the highest average player salary worldwide, at $8.32 million per year. The Indian Premier League follows as the league with the second-highest average salary, with cricketers earning an average of $5.3 million annually. Football leagues, however, dominate the top 10 spots, with La Liga having the greatest range of player salaries. Average annual salaries within La Liga span from $452,000 for Osasuna players to $12.3 million for Barcelona players.

Overall, the NBA's average player salary far surpasses that of any other sports league, reflecting the league's immense popularity and revenue. However, football continues to be a major player in the global sports landscape, with its top leagues attracting some of the highest-paid athletes in the world. 

Check full list here: 

NBA: $8.32M

Indian Premier League: $5.30M

Major League Baseball: $4.03M

English Premier League (EPL): $3.97M

National Football League (NFL): $3.26M

National Hockey League (NHL): $2.69M 

La Liga (Football league): $2.55M

Series A (Football league): $2.23M 

Bundesliga (Football league): $1.98M

The survey also showed, Lionel Messi is currently the highest-paid athlete in the world, earning $130m per year, but Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to surpass him with a reported $200m per year contract with Al-Nassr. The top 10 highest-paid athletes for 2023 do not include any women, with Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams ranking at 19th and 31st respectively, earning less than $60m each.

The Global Sports Salaries Survey provides a valuable snapshot of the relative compensation of professional athletes, reflecting the unique demands and rewards of different sports leagues.

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First Published:14 Feb 2023, 06:49 PM IST
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