Highest Paid Cricket Commentators | Sanjay Manjrekar Holds The Most Expensive Contract With ESPN Star Sports

Cricket is one of the most popular sport in the world. In Asian countries and England, there is a great fan base of cricket. The matches will become more thrilling when the commentators tell the ball by ball story in a fiery way. How much these commentators earn? Here we have complete details about the highest paid cricket commentators and their salaries details.

Highest Paid Cricket Commentators

How Commentators Get Paid?

The cricket commentators are usually the former cricketers who retired from their international careers. These commentators receive contracts from different broadcasters to be a part of the matches and series host by them. The commentators earn through contract salary, sponsorships and bonuses.

Contract Salary | The commentators earn the contracts from different broadcasters on yearly or series basis. Different broadcasters offer different payouts based on the experience and fan base if the commentator is a former cricketer.

Leagues | The commentators also receive contracts to host the matches in the top quality cricket league like IPL, PSL and BBL.

Bonuses | There are several bonuses offered to the commentators when they are on a tour to host the series. These bonuses include,

  • Travel allowances
  • Accommodation Fee
  • Free Parking

Highest Paid Cricket Commentators

Here we have a list of the top quality commentators who are holding contracts with different broadcasters. They receive contract salary and per match fees as well as bonuses.

Sanjay Manjrekar

  • Broadcaster | ESPN Star Sports
  • Fee/Match | $2,500
  • League | IPL
  • Annual Income | $1 Million

Sanjay Manjrekar is top commentator and former Indian cricketer. He is currently at the top with the most expensive contract with ESPN Star Sports and is also doing his duties in Indian Premier League. His annual earning crossed $1 Million.

Ian Bishop

  • Broadcaster | Sky Sports
  • Fee/Match | $2,000
  • League | IPL
  • Annual Income | $900k

Ian Bishop is holding a contract deal with Sky Sports and is the highest paid among the commentators having contract with Sky Sports. His match fee is $2,000 and the annual income reached $900k including the earnings from the leagues and bonuses.

Rameez Raja

  • Broadcaster | Sky Sports
  • Fee/Match | $2,200
  • League | PSL
  • Annual Income | $700k

Rameez Raja, the former Pakistani batsman is having a contract deal with Ten Sports. He is earning highest money among all the Ten Sports commentators. He is earning match fee of $2,200 and is also having a contract to host the matches in Pakistan Super League.

CommentatorsBroadcasterFee/MatchAnnual Salary
Sanjay ManjrekarESPN Star Sports$2,500$1 million
Harsha BhogleESPN Star Sports$2,500$1 million
Sunil GavaskarESPN Star Sports$2,500$1 million
Sourav GangulyESPN Star Sports$2,500$1 million
Ian BishopSky Sports$2,000$900,000
Mark NicholaSky Sports$4000$850,000
Geoffrey BoycottSky Sports$4000$850,000
Michael VaughanSky Sports$4000$850,000
Ian BothamSky Sports$4000$850,000
Mike AthertonSky Sports$4000$850,000
Alan WilkinsSky Sports$4000$850,000
David LloydSky Sports$4000$850,000
Ian ChappellESPN Star Sports$2,500$700,000
Mike HaysmanTEN Sports$1,000$700,000
Russel ArnoldTEN Sports$1,500$700,000
Waqar YounisTEN Sports$1,500$700,000
Rameez RajaTEN Sports$1,500$700,000
Waseem AkramESPN Star Sports$1,500$600,000
Mark RichardsonSky Sport$1,500$560,000
Pommie MbangwaTEN Sports$1,000$500,000
Shaun PollockSuperSport$1,500$400,000
Athar Ali KhanIndependent Television$1,000$350,000

That’s all about the highest paid cricket commentators in 2022 who are earning from the internationals as well as from the top cricket leagues. Commentators salaries are more than the ICC umpires salaries. Further details will be made available if there is any change in the information.