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New BCCI contract for India players: Highlights

* The BCCI announced new contract system and compensation structure for Indian cricket with 26 players in senior men’s list.

* The annual contracts are for the period from October 2017 to September 2018.

* Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior off-spinner R Ashwin are relegated from the top-paid bracket with the BCCI introducing a new A+ category in the central contracts.

* After allegations of domestic violence and adultery by his wife, paceman Mohammed Shami‘s name has been withheld by the governing body.

* The new A+ category have only five players including skipper Virat Kohli.

* Dhoni and Ashwin have been bracketed in the second tier – A category.

* The other prominent omissions from the list are veteran Yuvraj Singh and young Rishabh Pant while Suresh Raina makes a comeback.

A+ category (Rs 7 crore each): Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.

A category (Rs 5 crore each): MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Wridhhiman Saha.

B category (Rs 3 crore each): KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and Dinesh Karthik.

C category (Rs 1 crore each): Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel and Jayant Yadav.

* Only nine cricketers are included in the list for senior women players

Grade A (Rs 50 lakh each): Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana

Grade B (Rs 30 lakh each): Poonam Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Ekta Bisht and Shikha Pandey
Source : timesofindia


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