BCCI Introduces New Grade in Pay Structure

BCCI introduced new Grade in Pay structure

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced Annual pay contracts for the Indian players for the period between October 2017 and September 2018.

A new category ‘A+’ (INR 7 crores per annum) for Men is added to the already existing grades A, B and C. In addition to the newly introduced Grade (A+), the Board has also ensured a massive pay hike for the existing grades.

As per the announced new pay model, players in the Grades A, B and C will get INR 5 Crores, INR 3 Crores and INR 1 Crore per annum respectively. Earlier, the pay for the Grades A, B and C used to be INR 2 Crores, INR 1 Crore and INR 50 Lakhs per annum respectively.

Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, who are the backbone of Indian bowling attack in all three formats are inducted into the newly introduced ‘A+’ grade. The others to make this top grade are Captain Virat Kohli and openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.

BCCI introduced new Grade in Pay structure

Shikhar Dhawan took a long jump in these newly announced Player contracts who was previously in the Grade C. Currently, he is placed in the newly introduced ‘A+’ pay grade.

Suresh Raina who was out of the team for quite some time finally managed to get a Contract this time and is placed in Grade C. Yuvraj Singh who was in Grade B last year is denied a contract this year.

BCCI has denied a central contract to Mohammad Shami at this point of time taking into consideration the reports that emerged relating to his personal life. The Cricket Board, however, can offer him a contract at a later stage if the allegations against him are proven to be false.

I personally feel that MS Dhoni deserved a place in the A+ grade. Though he retired from the longest format of the game, he plays a key role in shorter formats. Be it helping the on-field captain with the field placements or helping the bowlers with their tactics, MS is one great asset to Team India. No point in denying it.

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