The BCCI on Thursday declared the yearly contracts for Indian cricketers which saw players like Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar getting minimized from the best section and youth Rishabh Pant being compensated with a passage into the A class.
Skipper Virat Kohli, ODI and T20 chief Rohit Sharma and paceman Jasprit Bumrah are the main three players in the A+ classification, who will get Rs 7 crore. Both Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar are currently in the A class alongside Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, MS Dhoni and others. Players in the A class will get Rs 5 crore.
Dhawan's agreement being downsized as a shock considering he is never again a piece of the Test set-up. His exhibitions in the restricted overs position has additionally not been of the most elevated standard recently.
Wicket-keeper batsman Pant, then again, has been remunerated for his great show in Test cricket and has bounced straightforwardly into the A gathering in the wake of being overlooked a year ago. The southpaw has been remunerated for his hundreds in England and Australia and he is prepared to take on the mantle from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, once he resigns from constrained overs.
Left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who has turned into India's forefront spinner in restricted overs and furthermore pushing for a changeless spot in the Test group, has been elevated to A from the B classification. Murali Vijay, who was in the A class until a year ago, has been dropped by and large after a troubling Test voyage through Australia.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener KL Rahul keep on staying in the B classification where a player brings Rs 3 crore. The others in a similar classification are leggie Yuzvendara Chahal and pacer Umesh Yadav.
The C classification, where a player gets Rs 1 crore, involves Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Khaleel Ahmed, Kedar Jadhav and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.
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