March, 7th 2018 |Other
Virat, Shikhar and Jasprit Bumrah are the five players in the newly introduced list of A+ category of BCCI’s latest contracts. Where as Dhoni and R Ashwin are in Group A and Mohammed Shami’s has been put on hold for a time being.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior off-spinner R Ashwin found themselves little bit disappointed from the top-paid bracket with the BCCI today. Mohammed Shami, against whom there are allegations of domestic violence and infidelity from his wife, is not among the contracted players.
The batting troika of Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan along with pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were selected for the A+ category, which will ensure them annual contracts worth Rs 7 crore each.
The Grade B category contracts are worth Rs 3 crore, while those in Grade C are of Rs 1 crore.
The annual contracts are for the period from October 2017 to September 2018.
The B category will consists of KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and Dinesh Karthik.
Among the women, World Cup stars Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana have been kept in the top bracket, under which the annual contract is worth Rs 50 lakh.