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BCCI announces contracted players for 2020-21

BCCI announced the annual contract for the Indian Men’s Cricket team and three players awarded with Grade A+ in the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah.

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BCCI revealed the annual retained player contracts for the season 2020-21. The season will cover the time span from October 2020 to September 2021. A total of 28 players are offered the BCCI contracts under four grades namely Grade A+, Grade A, Grade B, and Grade C.

Grade A+ players are contracted for INR 7 cr, while Grade A players for INR 5 cr, Grade B players for INR 3 cr, and Grade C players for INR 1 cr. Only three players have been awarded the Grade A+ contract in the likes of the skipper Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rohit Sharma.

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Following that 10 players are placed under Grade A and Grade C contracts each. The recent stars for India, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, and Axar Patel have get one stage upper than their previous contracts.

List of contracted players

Grade A+:
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

Grade A:
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya

Grade B:
Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mayank Agarwal

Grade C:
Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj

 

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