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Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja in Grade A+ category under BCCI's annual contract for 2023-24
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Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja in Grade A+ category under BCCI's annual contract for 2023-24

The annual player contracts for Team India will be valid from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024.

India's Ravindra Jadeja with Rohit Sharma during the fourth India vs England Test at JSCA International Stadium Complex, in Ranchi on February 25. REUTERS/Amit Dave (REUTERS)Premium
India's Ravindra Jadeja with Rohit Sharma during the fourth India vs England Test at JSCA International Stadium Complex, in Ranchi on February 25. REUTERS/Amit Dave (REUTERS)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on February 28 announced the annual player retainership 2023-24 for Team India-Senior Men, and included Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja in the Grade A+ category. They are likely to get paid 7 crore each annually.

The Annual Player Contracts for Team India will be valid from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024.

According to the annual contract, the BCCI included R Ashwin, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, and Hardik Pandya in the Grade A category. In this category, players usually get up to 5 crore annually.

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Five athletes – Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and Yashasvi Jaiswal – have been included in the Grade B category. They are likely to get paid up to 3 crore each annually.

For Grade C, the BCCI chose 15 players. They include Rinku Singh, Tilak Verma, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Dube, Ravi Bishnoi, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Mukesh Kumar, Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh, KS Bharat, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan and Rajat Patidar. All the players will get an annual remuneration of up to 1 crore each.

Apart from this, athletes who meet the criteria of playing a minimum of 3 Tests and 8 ODIs or 10 T20Is within the specified period will automatically be included in Grade C on a pro-rata basis. Dhruv Jurel and Sarfaraz Khan will be inducted into Grade C if they participate in the Dharamsala Test Match.

It may be noted that Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan were not considered for the annual contracts in this round of recommendations.

However, the Selection Committee has also recommended Fast Bowling contracts for the following athletes – Akash Deep, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Umran Malik, Yash Dayal and Vidwath Kaverappa.

The BCCI, in a statement, has recommended that all athletes give precedence to participating in domestic cricket when they are not representing the national team.

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Published: 28 Feb 2024, 06:25 PM IST
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