Former captain of Indian Cricket Team Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior off-spinner R Ashwin are no more in the list of highest paid bracket under central contract as BCCI introduce A+ Category.
Category A+ under central contracts with BCCI
BCCI introducing an A+ category in the central contracts for which only five players are picked.
Captain Virat Kohli, openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan along with pacers Bhuvneswar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were selected for the A+ category.
How much Category A+ players will get from BCCI?
Players in A+ category are to get 7 crore each for on annual. Which is now significantly increased last year from BCCI by 350%. Before it was just 2 crore but last year BCCI increased it to whopping 7 crore.
Category – A under Central Contract with BCCI
Dhoni and Ashwin have been bracketed in the A category along with Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Wridhhiman Saha.
How much Category-A players will get from BCCI?
These seven players in Category-A under central contracts with BCCI will get Rs five crore per annum. This amount was also increased by BCCI last year by 500% from 1 crore to 5 crore.
Category – B under Central Contract with BCCI
In category B there are 7 players which includes KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and Dinesh Karthik.
How much Category-B players will get from BCCI?
Players in Category-B will get 3 crore from BCCI per annum under central contracts.
Category – C under Central Contract with BCCI
Category C includes Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel and Jayant Yadav.
How much Category-C players will get from BCCI?
The players which are included in Category-C are eligible to get one crore per annum from BCCI under central contracts.
How players are picked in Category A+
“It’s a simple logic that selectors have applied. Play more and get paid more. The five in question are indispensable in all three formats right now. They deserved to be paid more. Also Ravi Shastri, Kohli and Dhoni have been taken into confidence,” one of the BCCI official said.
How players are picked in Category B
On Category A “The second group comprises players who are certainties in at least one format like Saha and Pujara. They are in second group because of their dependability in at least one format,” he said.
How players are picked in Category B & Category C?
“The third group (B) comprises of players who are considered as floaters and can be put in anywhere and players who have played at least one match for India in the last one year have been put in Grade C,” the official said.
The annual contracts are for the period from October 2017 to September 2018.