India’s all-format all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been elevated to Grade A+ category of BCCI central contracts, with the premium category also featuring Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. The quartet will earn INR 7 Cr annually. Jadeja’s counterpart Axar Patel moved up from Grade B to A.
Another allrounder to take a giant leap is Hardik Pandya, who has been promoted from Grade C to Grade A. Hardik was relegated to C last year owing to fitness issues but has been delivering the goods since return and even undertakes the white-ball captaincy in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill, meanwhile, have made the jump from Grade C to Grade B.
Grade A+ (INR 7 Cr): Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja
Grade A (INR 5 Cr): Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel
Grade B (INR 3 Cr): Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill
Grade C (INR 1 Cr): Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh, KS Bharat
🔼 Ravindra Jadeja included in BCCI's A+ Grade contracts
⬆ Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel move up to Grade A
✅ Six new players added to the list#ICYMI: More details from BCCI's list of annual player contracts 👉 https://t.co/FS7B8In7im pic.twitter.com/QOKmW13gb7
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