With the Mohali test around the corner, the Indian cricket fans are all riled up to see their team outperform the opponents to win.
But, while the fans are excited, some players of the team feel the opposite.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a massive hint at the long term as they announce their annual central contracts for Team India stars. Test veterans Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, who recently were dropped from the Sri Lanka Test series squad, have seen their contracts getting demoted from Grade A to B. In contrast, Hardik Pandya’s unavailability since the T20 World Cup has demoted him top Grade C. Team India captain Rohit Sharma, former captain Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah remain top of the pile, with Grade A+ contracts.
BCCI sources informed TOI that the crew administration and selectors are eager to invest closely within the following technology of gamers.
Kuruvilla takes the position of the General Manager at the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Abey Kuruvilla, who served as a senior nationwide selector until December 2020, has been made the General Manager (operations) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Dhiraj Malhotra vacated the position resigning two months back. Kuruvilla stepped down as a selector in January as a result of accomplishing five years of being a selector. He was the chief junior selector earlier and served the term for four years.
The BCCI listed the following four categories — A+, which has annual pay of Rs 7 crores, while grade A is valued at Rs. 5 crores. Grade B is valued at Rs.3 crores, and grade C is valued at Rs. 1 crore.
Annual BCCI List
Listed below is the complete annual grading list by the Board of Control for Cricket in India:
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, and Rishabh Pant.
Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj, and Ishant Sharma.
Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Mayank Agarwal, and Deepak Chahar.
With the new annual list out, players are undoubtedly subject to disappointment. Most of all, Hardik Pandaya. Although absent, he is now going to try to regain the spots and improve. Furthermore, the test veterans Pujara and Rahane are currently low on the list. It may have something to do with their performance. Or, it is just that the BCCI is keeping more focus on the new generation players and giving them more incentives.