On Thursday, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced the Annual Participant Contracts for Group India (Males) for the interval from October 2020 to September 2021. As many as 28 cricketers have acquired the contracts, with solely three within the A+ class.
The newest additions to the contract listing are Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel. Gill and Siraj had a memorable Australia tour, and therefore they’ve been handed the Grade C contract. Equally, Axar, who crammed the sneakers of the injured Ravindra Jadeja in the course of the England Assessments, has been included within the C class.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been promoted to Grade A from Grade B. On the identical time, pacer Shardul Thakur has moved from Grade C to Grade B.
Skipper Virat Kohli, opener Rohit Sharma and frontline bowler Jasprit Bumrah have retained their spots in Grade A+.
Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav, who had been beforehand within the Grade C class, haven’t been given any contract this time.
The spin pair of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been demoted to Grade C. On the identical time, the swing sensation Bhuvneshwar Kumar has additionally been downgraded to Grade B principally as a result of lack of cricket he performed.
In relation to the fee construction, all of the gamers are divided into 4 classes, i.e. A+, A, B, and C.
Cricketers within the A+ class might be paid INR 7 crore for the above-mentioned contract interval whereas gamers within the A-class will earn INR 5 crore. Likewise, Grade B and Grade C gamers will get INR 3 crore and INR 1 crore, respectively.
Right here is India’s annual participant contracts listing:
- Grade A+ (INR 7 Cr): Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
- Grade A (INR 5 Cr): Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya
- Grade B (INR 3 Cr): Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Mayank Agarwal
- Grade C (INR 1 Cr): Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.