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The BCCI has announced the annual player contracts for senior team for 2020-21 ( Oct to sept) on 15 April 2021
It has been observed that India’s famed bowling duo in white ball cricket till a one seasons ago, Kuldeep Yadav and Yazuvendra Chahal has slipped to grade C from grade B due to their dipping recent performances.
Kohli, Rohit and Bumrah have again bagged the topmost grade due to their stellar contributions across formats.
The categories are divided into 4 groups :
A+ (7 crores), A ( 5 crores), B ( 3 crores) and C ( 1 crore)
Only 3 players have made there way in Grade A+ : Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
One imagines Rishabh Pant would be a contender for the above grade in the next cycle
For Grade A : there are 10 players : Ravi Ashwin, Jadeja, Pujara, Rahane, KL Rahul, Dhawan, Shami, Ishant Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant.
For Grade B five players found their way : Bhubaneswar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, W Saha and Mayank Agarwal
For the last Grade (C) there are 10 more players : Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Yuzi Chahal, Md Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Axar Patel and Shreyas Iyer.