The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is underway, and the enthusiasm of cricket fans is at an all-time high. The IPL is a men’s T20 cricket league that features ten city-based franchises. While the fans are undoubtedly a great source of energy, so are the cheerleaders, who keep the audience engaged with their high-energy performances.
But have you ever wondered how much these IPL cheerleaders earn for their tiring job? What are their salaries? If not, don’t worry, we’re here to enlighten you.
Becoming an IPL cheerleader is not easy. Applicants must have prior experience in dancing, modeling, and performing in front of a large audience. Additionally, they must have the ability to function as a team member and behave in unison. There is a rigorous selection process, which includes several rounds of interviews and a written assessment, to determine if the candidate is fit for the job.
While the job may appear easy, it is not. Only those with a great passion and interest in the field are best suited for the job. Furthermore, most of the cheerleaders come from different nations, but Indians are also welcome to apply.
According to media reports and sources, IPL cheerleaders earn between Rs. 14,000 and Rs. 17,000 per match. Teams like CSK, Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Delhi Capitals reportedly pay their cheerleaders more than Rs 12,000 each game. The Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore pay about Rs. 20,000 to each of their cheerleaders. However, the cheerleaders of Kolkata Knight Riders earn the highest amount, with KKR paying around Rs. 24,000 per match.
In addition to their salaries, cheerleaders often receive other benefits, such as luxurious accommodations and meals per diem. Furthermore, they may receive a bonus when their teams achieve significant wins.
IPL cheerleading is a rewarding career for those who have a passion for performing and enjoy working in a team. While the salary may not be the highest, the additional perks make up for it. So, if you think you have what it takes to be an IPL cheerleader, go ahead and give it a try!