BCCI contract list 2019-20: Indian cricket players grade, salary list

The BCCI contract list for the period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020 was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket on Thursday (January 16). Former captain MS Dhoni, who held the Grade A contract for the previous period (from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019) has been dropped completely from the central contracts list. Karnataka opening batsman KL Rahul, who held a Grade B contract, has been promoted to Grade A (a retainer amount of Rs 5 crore) of the BCCI contract list.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Test opener Mayank Agarwal now occupy the Grade B contract list, which has a retainer amount of Rs 3 crore. Saha had been part of Grade C, while Agarwal was yet to be contracted in the previous period.

Provided below are the full details of the Indian cricket player salaries, their grades and more:

Grade Grade A+ (3) Grade A (11) Grade B (5) Grade C (8)
Retainer amount (fee) Rs 7 crores Rs 5 crores Rs 3 crores Rs 1 crore
Contracted players
  • Wriddhiman Saha
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Manish Pandey
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Washington Sundar
  • Hanuma Vihari

Rishabh Pant remains part of the Grade A contract after excelling in Test cricket in 2018 and beginning 2019 with an unbeaten 153 against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, who were in Grade B (an annual retainer amount of Rs 3 crore) last year, have also been added to the Grade A list, which also includes Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Test speciaists, R Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, among others.

Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Saha, and Agarwal are the four Grade B cricketers, who draw an annual retainer amount of Rs 3 crore.

Dinesh Karthik, who was part of India’s 2019 World Cup squad, Khaleel Ahmed and Ambati Rayudu have lost their BCCI central contracts. Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Shreyas Iyer, and Deepak Chahar are the newly-contracted players who have the Grace C contract with an annual retainer of Rs 1 crore. Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav remain part of the Grace C contract.

With the addition of new players, the BCCI contract list has grown from 25 to 27 from the previous period. The BCCI annual retainership is exclusive of the match fees that the Indian cricketers receive for every Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International they play.

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