BCCI set to grant central contracts to T20 players with minimum 10 games

BCCI Central Contracts: The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has brought in changes to their system of annual contracts given to players and it will now remunerate T20 players. As per reports, anyone playing a minimum of 10 T20 international matches will now be eligible for an annual contract from the BCCI.

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During the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA)’s tenure, the Indian cricket board had refused to give any weightage to those who played only a few T20 matches and they hand over contracts to players with a minimum three Tests or seven ODIs.

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However, a source in the know of things told the Indian Express that BCCI has made it clear that from now onwards a specialist T20 player will not be denied of a central contract after he plays 10 matches in a year.

“The board has decided to change the old clause and add a new one where a player who’s played a minimum ten T20 games in a year can be given a central contract. In the new contract signed by players, this clause was included. If there’s any specialist T20 player, he should not be deprived of a central contract because his speciality is the shortest format,” a source told The Indian Express.

Notably, the annual contracts of BCCI are divided into four categories based on which players are compensated. Category A+ players receive Rs. 7 crores, A gets 5 crores, B gets 3 crores and C gets 1 crore respectively.

 Period

Grade A +

 Grade A

Grade B

 Grade C

Oct 2019 to Sept 2020

INR 7 Cr

INR 5 Cr

INR 3 Cr

INR 1 Cr

 

BCCI’s annual contracts for 2019-2020 season:

Grade

S.No.

Athletes

A+

1

Mr Virat Kohli

2

Mr Rohit Sharma

3

Mr Jasprit Bumrah

 

Grade

S.No.

Athletes

A

1

Mr Ravichandran Ashwin

2

Mr Ravindra Jadeja

3

Mr Bhuvneshwar Kumar

4

Mr Cheteshwar Pujara

5

Mr Ajinkya Rahane

6

Mr K L Rahul

7

Mr Shikhar Dhawan

8

Mr Mohd. Shami

9

Mr Ishant Sharma

10

Mr Kuldeep Yadav

11

Mr Rishabh Pant

 

Grade

S.No.

Athletes

B

1

Mr Wriddhiman Saha

2

Mr Umesh Yadav

3

Mr Yuzvendra Chahal

4

Mr Hardik Pandya

5

Mr Mayank Agarwal

 

Grade

S.No.

Athletes

C

1

Mr Kedar Jadhav

2

Mr Navdeep Saini

3

Mr Deepak Chahar

4

Mr Manish Pandey

5

Mr Hanuma Vihari

6

Mr Shardul Thakur

7

Mr Shreyas Iyer

8

Mr Washington Sundar

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