The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday introduced the central contracts for the upcoming season and in a giant transfer former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not been given a contract. He was in Category A final season. The payout for all of the 4 classes stays the identical, with the trio of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah within the prime class (A+) the place they may get a pay out of seven crore. Dhoni has been out of motion because the World Cup the place India have been knocked out of the marquee match following a loss to New Zealand within the semi-finals. This will elevate additional doubts over the way forward for the previous India captain.
Jasprit Bumrah has taken big strides over the past 12 months and has grow to be India’s tempo spearhead throughout all of the three codecs. KL Rahul has been promoted to Grade A from Grade B. The Karnataka participant has discovered some nice type within the current previous, particularly within the restricted overs format.
As many as 27 gamers have been divided into these 4 classes, with skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah being the three within the A+ class.
This is how the BCCI contract stands for the upcoming season:
Category A: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant
Category B: Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal.
Category C: Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar