Sports desk The BCCI (Indian Cricket Board) has issued the new contract list for the cricketers from October 2018 to September 2019. In which players have been placed in four separate grades. In the new list, only three players Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jaspreet Bumrah have been placed in A + grade. While 11 players have been placed A, 4 players B and 7 players in C grade. According to different grades, these players will get Rs.1 crore to 7 crore rupees annually. The board has also released a contractual list of women cricketers, where the players have been given the place under three grades. During this period, 11 female cricketers have been placed in A grade, 4 in grades B and 5 in C grade.
Dhoni gets A grade …
In Dhoni's contract list, Dhoni has been given a place in A grade instead of A +, which will give him Rs 5 crore. This has been done because Dhoni has retired from Test cricket and only plays ODI and T20 cricket. Jaspreet Bumrah has been given A + grade, after which he will get Rs 7 crore annually more than Dhoni.
– Opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and baller Bhubaneswar Kumar have been dropped out of A + grade while young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has been given a place in the A list which is considered to be a promotion for him.
– After being out of Dhawan and Bhubaneswar, now in the A + grade, only Captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and all three format Jaspreet Bumrah are left. The maximum 11 players have been kept in Grade-A. This includes wicketkeepers Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Apart from Rishabh Pant in the younger players, leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav also got a place in grade A. Kuldeep was last kept in Grade-B.
– Murali Vijay, who has been completely out of form on the tour of England and injury to long time Suresh Raina, has not been included in the contract this time. While last year's victory was in Grade A, Raina was given a place in the Grade-C. Both teams are currently running out of India. Apart from this, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Parthiv Patel and Akshar Patel, who were included in the contract last time, have also been excluded from the new list.
Grade list of cricketers for October 2018 to September 2019
A + grade – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah
A Grade- Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohd. Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant
B grade- KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Yuswendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya
C grade- Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Khalil Ahmed, Riddhiman Saha
According to the grade, get so much money annually
A + Grade – 7 Crore
A grade – 5 crore
B grade – 3 cr
C Grade – Rs.1 Crore
Women's cricketers' contract list also released
– The BCCI has issued a contractual list of women cricketers, which has given place to cricketers under three grades. During this period, 11 female cricketers have been placed in A grade, 4 in grades B and 5 in C grade.
Women cricketers get so much money annually
A Grade – Rs.50 lacs
B grade- Rs 30 lakhs
C grade- Rs 10 lakhs
Grade list of women's cricketers
A grade- Mitali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav
B grade- Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma, Jemima Rodriguez
C grade- Radha Yadav, D Hemlata, Anuja Patil, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Raut, Mona Meshram, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Tania Bhatia, Pooja Workers