BCCI Contract List 2014-15: No place for Gambhir, Yuvraj
Updated - Dec 22, 2014 1:24 pm
BCCI Contract List 2014-15 No place for Gambhir, Yuvraj: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released the list the contracted players, who will play for India in the 2014-15 season. For the first time BCCI has increased the number of contracted players from 25 to 32. The BCCI follows a three-tier grading system for paying the salary to the players. Players in Grade A receive Rs 1 crore per year from the board while the players in Grade B and Grade C receive Rs 50 lakhs and Rs 25 lakhs per annum, respectively.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been promoted from Grade B to Grade A, while Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir find themselves out of the contract list, ending the speculations of their career. Ajinkya Rahane finds himself promoted from Grade C to Grade B, while Robin Uthappa finds himself back in the selectors’ radar. The new comers in the contract list are KL Rahul, Parvez Rasool, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, Pankaj Singh and Manoj Tiwary. Players who are not in the lists will be placed in Grade C as and when they represent India in Tests / ODIs / T20 Internationals during this season.
The BCCI will also pay Rs 7 lakhs as Test match fee, Rs 4 lakhs as ODI fee and Rs 2 lakhs as T20I fee per match to all the players, who represents India on the above formats. This is the fee, which will be deducted by the custodians of the game, if any code of conduct is violated on the field by the players.
Grade A: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Grade B: Pragyan Ojha, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami
Grade C: Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron, Wriddhiman Saha, Stuart Binny, Pankaj Singh, R Vinay Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Parveez Rasool, Axar Patel, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul