New Delhi: BCCI on Thursday announced the new player’s contracts for the India senior men players, with four classifications dividing the players. In a big move former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not been given a contract.
The contracts, from October 2019 to September 2020, are in four categories – A+ (Rs 7 crore), A (Rs 5 crore), B (Rs 3 crore) and C (Rs 1 crore). As many as 27 players have been divided into these four categories, with skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah being the three in the A+ category.
Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal in Grade B; Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar in Grade C. https://t.co/BuqFpylvXz
— ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2020
See BCCI’s contractual list…. Dhoni’s name missing
The annual player contracts for Team India is valid from October 2019 to September 2020. Dhoni failing to find a place in the list means he won’t be playing matches for India for the most part of the year.
This assumes significance as speculations are rife about his retirement from cricket.
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According to a BCCI release, following are the players in the other categories:
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.