New Delhi: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has included three players — skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah — in the top bracket of its annual player contracts for the period of October, 2020 to September, 2021.
The trio, in ‘A+’ category, will earn Rs 7 crore for the year.
There are 10 players in the ‘A’ category who will get Rs 5 crore each while five players in category ‘B’ will get Rs 3 crore each.
The 10 cricketers in the ‘C’ category will get Rs 1 crore each.
List of contracted players:
Grade A+: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
Grade A: R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya.
Grade B: Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Mayank Agarwal.
Grade C: Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.