Dhoni likely to miss out on top BCCI contract

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The new year may not bring some great news for former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the World Cup-winning captain is likely to miss out on the top Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) contract. According to media reports, MS Dhoni may get a demotion in terms of top central contracts with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The 36-year old cricketer is currently one of the seven cricketers who are in the category ‘A’ and paid Rs 2 crores per year. The other two categories are ‘B’ where the players get paid Rs. 1 crore per year while the ‘C’ category players get paid – RS 50 lakh per year.

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However, there will now be four categories (A+, A, B, C) for player contracts instead of three (A, B, C), media suggests.

Earlier on November 30, Kohli and Dhoni’s demand for a pay hike for the team was accepted by the CoA, which also took their inputs on the issue of cramped scheduling. Kohli and Dhoni met COA chief Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

“We had extensive discussions with players on issues that pertain to them directly, which means the number of matches they have to play, the Future Tours Program (FTP) and compensation package etc,” Rai was quoted as saying on Times Now.

“All the inputs they have to give us were taken and we are going to factor those in. The FTP, we bounced it off them. The principles on which compensation package has to be structured, that has been agreed to. It’s only a question of numbers now. We will now match the revenue with compensation that each player receives,” the former CAG chief said.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com