New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced the central contracts for the upcoming season dividing 27 players into four categories.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not been given a contract, the payout for all the four categories remains the same, with the trio of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in the top category (A+) where they will get a pay out of Rs 7 crore.
KL Rahul has been promoted to Grade A from Grade B.
BCCI contract list for the upcoming season:
Category A+: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Category A: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant.
Category B: Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal.
Category C: Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar.