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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:
A+ (Rs 7 Crore) - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
A (Rs 5 Crore) - R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajimkya Rahane, M.S. Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha
B (Rs 3 Crore) - Lokesh Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Dinesh Karthik
C (Rs 1 Crore) - Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel, Jayant Yadav
#TeamIndia Senior Men retainership fee structure:— BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2018
Grade A+ players to receive INR 7 cr each
Grade A players to receive INR 5 cr each
Grade B players to receive INR 3 cr each
Grade C players to receive INR 1 cr each
A (Rs 50 lakhs) - Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana
B (Rs 30 lakhs) - Poonam Yadav, V Krishnamurthy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma
C (Rs 10 lakhs) - Mansi Joshi, Anuja Patil, Mona Meshram, Nuzhat Parveen, Sushma Verma, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia
#TeamIndia Senior Women retainership fee structure:— BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2018
Grade A players to receive INR 50 lacs each
Grade B players to receive INR 30 lacs each
Grade C players to receive INR 10 lacs each pic.twitter.com/u05YDFocWN
There was also increase in match fee and an upfront payment model for domestic cricketers.The Domestic Match fee structure will witness an over 200% hike in each category.
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