Persistent pressure from Indian national team cricketers led by Virat Kohli to increase the pay amount one more time is forcing BCCI Committee of Administration to increase grading to minimalize costs in this regard.
Instead of previous three categories A, B and C, there will be one more category added now – A+ in which cricketers who represent the country in all formats of the game will be selected.
The system will cut short several of the high profile members of the Indian team like former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is no more the part and parcel of the Indian team in all the formats of the game and long been took his retirement from Test cricket.
At present seven cricketers are enrolled in ‘A’ category who receive 2 crore INR. ‘B’ and ‘C’ categorized cricketers are paid 1 crore and 50 lac INR respectively.
Only last year, BCCI doubled the pay structure of Indian cricketers; later increasing revenue earnings by BCCI allured cricketers demanding more of it. In the consequence, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri have had a meeting with BCCI CEO to negotiate more rise in the pay scale.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India also willing to create an environment of open conversation with cricketers in any time or circumstances in the coming future.