[caption id="attachment_691661" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/sourav-ganguly.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-691661" alt="Sourav Ganguly AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/sourav-ganguly.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Sourav Ganguly AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Saturday batted for more raise in pay structure of domestic cricketers after the BCCI gave a reasonable hike recently. In the recently announced contracts, the match day fees of domestic cricketers have been hiked from Rs 10,000 per day to Rs 35,000. <p></p> <p></p>"I think that is very commendable from Rahul (Johri) and the Board. And as he said I have been harping for it for the last one-and-half years, increase the money for first class players. I would still request him (Johri) to increase a bit more, because they are first class players, a lot of them will not become Ajinkya Rahane's and Virat Kohli's", Ganguly said at the <i>India Today </i>conclave on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>"Jobs are not very easy in modern day because times have changed. The culture has changed and I will push him (Johri) for one more season when I meet him and hopefully I can get it more for first class players", he added. <p></p> <p></p>The left-handed batsman was speaking after BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said that the focus of the contracts was domestic cricketers. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/no-contract-for-mohammed-shami-virat-kohli-earns-grade-a-ms-dhoni-a-bccis-list-of-annual-players-contracts-690819"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>"So what the important thing, which you see in the Central contracts that got announced recently was the focus on domestic cricket, because that is the bed-rock and if you see till now a domestic cricketer who used to play, used to get his actual compensation after one-and-half years," Johri said. <p></p> <p></p>"What has been done now, the match fees for domestic cricketers per day has been raised from Rs 10,000 to Rs 35,000 and they don't have to wait for one-and-half years. They will get their match fees after the games. Sourav is a great proponent of that and he is pushing for it", he added.