Indian cricket board (BCCI) announced the players contract list for the season 2020-21 and names included in the list shocked the fans.
In the recent cricketing environment in India due to the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In between BCCI left the fans with shocking news. The Cricket board announced the new contract list for the season 2020-21 and names included in it surprised the Indian cricket fans.
However, unexpected result comes out i.e some of the regular players from the Indian squad like Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav etc. demoted to the C grade category. This spin duo helped the Indian team every time to gain the win over opponents but their obstruction from the current grade amazed the fans.
BCCI separates the players in different grades to decide their salaries for the particular. There are four classes included in the BCCI’s salary i.e A+ grade, A grade, and grade and C grade. Salaries of particular grade players are 7 crore, 5 crore, 3 crore and 1 crore respectively.
Only three players included in the A+ group and most of them obstructed from the list. Indian captain Virat Kohli, Vice-captain Rohit Sharma and lead pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Besides them, none of the players included in the list.
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya get the promotion to A category. He was in the B group in the previous year’s contract list and now he joined the A group along with other team members. Whereas, star swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar dropped out from the A grade list due to a huge number of injuries.
Likewise, other players from the B grade also get decrement and transferred to C grade. Also, newly arrived youngsters from team India are welcomed to the C category of the contract list. This seems that teenagers will get a chance to develop more.
Spin duo dropped to C grade.
Despite other players, Indian spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal also demoted to C grade from their respective category. Kuldeep was in the A group in the last year contract list. Whereas Yuzvendra Chahal was in the B category the previous year and now moved to C grade.
However, both of them will suffer from huge salary loss. This happened due to a lack of performance from the Kuldeep Yadav in this season and Yuzvendra Chahal was out of the squad for more period due to his injuries. Henceforth, this lead to their obstruction from the list.
Here is the announcement from BCCI:
Contract players list:
A+ grade players: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
A grade players: KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan.
B grade players list: Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal and Shardul Thakur.
C grade players list: Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer and Washington Sundar.