The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the annual player contract for the men’s team for the 2022-23 season.
For the season, all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Hardik Pandya have improved their grades from the previous season.
There are four grades in the BCCI recruitment list. In which the annual salary of ‘A plus’ grade players is 7 crore baht (112 million rupees more), ‘A’ grade players 5 crore rupees (8 crore rupees), ‘B’ grade players 3 crore rupees (4 crore eight million rupees). And ‘C’ grade players are awarded 1 crore bharu (Rs 16 million).
Jadeja tops the ICC Men’s Test all-rounder rankings. He has gone from A Grade to A Plaid Grade. Hardik and Akshar are promoted to A grade.
Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma, who were previously grade insurances, have not been signed. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Shah and Deepak Chahar have also been removed from the list.
Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, KS Bharat and Arshdeep Singh have been given central contracts for the first time.
Central Contract Season 2022-23
Grade A Plus: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja
Grade A: Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant, Akshar Patel
Grade B: Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammad Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill
Grade C: Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, KS Bharat