'Ravindra Jadeja is a genuine A+ candidate' - MSK Prasad wonders why the all-rounder wasn't promoted

MSK Prasad also stated that it will be difficult for the BCCI to ignore Rishabh Pant from the A+ list soon.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced the Central Contract list for players. And, there were only 3 names as part of the A+ Grade. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, batsman Rohit Sharma and ace paceman Jasprit Bumrah were the only names that made it to the A+ Grade. Players contracted in the A+ Grade receive an annual salary of INR 7 Crores from the BCCI.

And, one omission from the A+ Grade that caught the eye was that of Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder is a part of the A Grade in the list. Players in the A Grade receive an annual salary of INR 5 Crores from the BCCI.

And now, former Indian chief selector MSK Prasad has offered his opinion on Jadeja. Stating that the CSK player is a genuine A+ candidate, Prasad said that the Indian players who play all the formats and have a good ICC ranking should be included in the list.

“Jadeja is a genuine A+ candidate. Those who play all formats and have good ICC rankings are included in the list. I cannot see any reason why he was not considered for A+ Grade,” said MSK Prasad in a chat with Cricbuzz.

“Both Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant should be in the top bracket soon,” opines MSK Prasad

MSK Prasad further added that both Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant should be a part of the A+ contract list of the BCCI. Prasad concluded by stating that it will be difficult for the BCCI to ignore Pant from the A+ list soon.

“I can see Pant in A+ soon. He is not regular now but it will be difficult to ignore him for the grade. Both Jadeja and Pant could be at the top bracket soon,” concluded Prasad.

Both Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant are part of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While Jadeja is a vital cog of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) outfit, Rishabh Pant is the skipper of the Delhi Capitals (DC) side.