WION Web TeamMumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaMar 07, 2018, 01.26 PM
BCCI on Wednesday announced the Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2017 to September 2018, with the introduction of a new category A+ for the men's cricket team and Category C for Senior Women.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had a meeting in Mumbai on February 27 where this decision was taken.
MS Dhoni did not get the Grade A+ contract, which was given to Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.
Mohammed Shami’s name did not feature in any of the categories.
Shami found himself in controversy after his wife alleged him for extra-marital affairs and physical harassment on Wednesday. It is not clear if that played a role.
“The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) for BCCI on Wednesday announced the Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2017 to September 2018. The CoA was of the view that the performance and position of Indian Cricket need to be recognised with the fee structure comparable to the best in the world," the BCCI release stated.
The highlights of the new payment structure are as under: