BCCI made an announcement about new Annual contract system for the players yesterday. Mohammed Shami was not included in this list. This was a startling news for the fans as Dhoni got grade A in the contract list. Mohammed Shami is facing allegations of extra-marital affairs by his wife. There is no clarity about the impact of the allegations on this news. Shami played a significant part in the team’s victory in the Johannesburg test.The committee of Administrators COA made this decision on February 27th in Mumbai. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got grade A+ in the contract list and Dhoni managed to get Grade A.
Some of the senior players of the team met COA chairman Vinod Rai earlier. The press release from BCCI is as follows:
“The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) for BCCI on Wednesday announced the Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2017 to September 2018. The CoA was of the view that the performance and position of Indian Cricket need to be recognised with the fee structure comparable to the best in the world.
Team India (Senior Men) see an introduction of a new category — A+, while the Women’s contract sees a category C.
New fee structure
Salary in Rs.
|A||5 crores||50 lakhs|
|B||3 crores||30 lakhs|
|C||1 crore||10 lakhs|
The Domestic match fee structure will witness over 200 percent hike in each category.
T20 match fee will be half of the respective ODI fee structure.
|GRADE||SALARY||CRICKETER(MALE)||SALARY IN Rs||CRICKETER(FEMALE)|
|A+||7 Crores||Rohit Sharma
|A||5 Crores||MS Dhoni
|50 lakhs||Mithali Raj
|B||3 crores||KL Rahul
|30 lakhs||Poonam Yadav
|C||1 crore||Kedar Jadhav
|10 lakhs||Mansi Joshi
BCCI release further stated that“ The CoA recognises that the actual income of the BCCI fluctuates on an annual basis depending on the number of home matches Team India (Senior Men) plays. Hence, to insulate the player compensation, the CoA has sanctioned the creation of a Players Revenue / Compensation Equalization Fund [PR/CEF] to which the BCCI will contribute approximately INR 125 Cr per annum from its surplus.”
Indian men are on tour of Sri Lanka for the Nidahas tournament and the women team will encounter the Australian team this month.