Hardik Pandya has experienced a significant decline in the Central Contracts to be given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) before very long. Among the 27 players who will be granted agreements for the 2021-22 season, the BCCI has put Pandya, when considered one of the most significant players in Indian cricket, in Grade C.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan has likewise been indistinguishably minimised from Grade A to Grade C.
Dhawan’s C grade, it has been clarified by the people who are aware of the turn of events, is obviously in light of the fact that he plays just one configuration – the ODIs. Be that as it may, not a great reason was impending on Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant, who keep on being in List-A.
Both are programmed decisions for each of the three arrangements and are demonstrated match-champs. Nonetheless, there is no advancement for them this time around and the two will be entitled for yearly retainer-ship of Rs 5 crore alongside three others – KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami.
Jadeja, indeed, was once a subject of discussion for his 2nd grade with many surveys that he should have been in the A+ class. Be that as it may, it isn’t to be during the current year.
The rundown is helmed by the unaltered threesome of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, each of the three not so shockingly holding their A+ status, which promises them a yearly retainer-ship of Rs 7 crore.
The rundown, finished by a virtual gathering of the BCCI Apex Council on Wednesday (March 2), sees an unexpected advancement for Axar Patel, who is in Grade B and expected downgrade for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, who have likewise been set in Grade B. The two veterans, who shaped the support of the Indian Middle order not excessively lengthy, are never again a piece of the five-day side and not so shockingly, have descended the hierarchy.
There has been a not kidding banter over the fates of Ishant Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha as of late yet both have been granted agreements, in through various grades. While the Delhi pacer finds his name in B classification, the Bengal wicketkeeper, who was as of late in an off-field debate, has been pushed to Grade C.
Ishant’s future with the Indian group is viewed as dubious and in the course of the most recent one year, he has been playing for India rather irregularly, either because of injury or on account of unfortunate structure. Mohammed Siraj, who has come up the positions as of late, has been elevated from Grade C to B.
BCCI Annual Contracts:-
• A+ Contract – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Bumrah.
• A Contract – Ravi Ashwin, Rahul, Jadeja, Shami & Pant.
• B Contract – Rahane, Pujara, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Siraj, Ishant.
• C Contract players – Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar, Washington, Mayank, Saha, Suryakumar Yadav, Vihari, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzi Chahal.