The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced the annual contracts and Ravindra Jadeja, who is the number 1 bowler in Test cricket as per the latest ICC Test rankings, has been promoted to the topmost grade, and will join the likes of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni for an annual retainer amount of Rs. 2 crores.
The BCCI central contracts are divided into three categories (A, B and C), with an annual retainer amount of Rs. 2 crores, Rs. 1 crore and Rs. 50 lakh each. The match fees enhancements will be effective from the period starting October 1, 2016. An amount of Rs 15 lakhs per Test, Rs 6 lakhs per ODI and Rs 3 lakhs for T20 International will be paid to the players.
Interestingly, Suresh Raina, who was integral part of India’s limited-overs team, hasn’t been included in any of the annual contracts. Check out the full list here:
BCCI Grade A Contract
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay.
BCCI Grade B Contract
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh.
BCCI Grade C Contract
Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Ashish Nehra, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Jayant Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur, Rishabh Pant.
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