The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released a list of salary figures of IPL players and Virat Kohli has emerged as the highest paid cricketer in the league. The India Test skipper will be paid Rs 15 crore (USD 2.26 million) by his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Source: b'Source: IPLT20.com'

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was thought to be the highest paid, will be paid Rs 12.5 crore by the Pune franchise.

The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group-owned Pune franchise bought Dhoni in a draft of players who were part of the suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals franchises. Shikhar Dhawan of Sunrisers Hyderabad will also get the same amount as Dhoni.

Here is a list of major players with their salaries:

David Miller (KXIP)

Source: b'David Miller | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 125,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 50,000,000.00

Rohit Sharma (MI)

Source: b'Rohit Sharma | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 125,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 115,000,002.00

Keiron Pollard (MI)

Source: b'Kieron Pollard | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 95,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 97,000,000.00

Lasith Malinga (MI)

Source: b'Lasith Malinga | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 75,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 81,000,000.00

Virat Kohli (RCB)

Source: b'Virat Kohli | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 125,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 150,000,000.00

A B deVillers (RCB)

Source: b'A B De Villiers | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 95,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 95,000,000.00

Chris Gayle (RCB)

Source: b'Chris Gayle | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 75,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 84,000,000.00

Shikhar Dhawan (SRH)

Purse deduction – Rs 125,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 125,000,000.00

M S Dhoni (Team Pune)

Source: b'Mahendra Singh Dhoni | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 125,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 125,000,000.00

Suresh Raina (Team Rajkot)

Source: b'Suresh Raina | Source: Reuters'

Purse deduction – Rs 125,000,000.00; Actual salary – Rs 95,000,000.00

Among others, Gautam Gambhir,  Manan Vora India (KXIP), Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Faf deu Plesis. Steven Smith, Brendon Mc Cullum, R Jadeja and James Faulkner are on the list.

The minimum amount that a franchise is required to spent is Rs 40 crore (USD 6 million) but not more than Rs 66 crore (USD 9.96 million) on their squad. But while retaining the players, the purse-deduction slots are considered for the purpose of calculation of what it can and should spend.