The 2020-21 BCCI contract list and Indian cricket players salary list for the period from October 2020 to September 2021 were announced on Thursday (April 15) with several changes to the annual retainer list from the previous year.
Three of India’s most recent Test debutants—Shubman Gill, Axar Patel and Mohammed Siraj—have gained new central contracts, with Axar re-entering the BCCI contract system after a gap of three years. They have entered Grade C with an annual retainer of Rs 1 crore.
Provided below are the full details of the Indian cricket player salaries, their grades and more:
|Grade||Grade A+ (3)||Grade A (10)||Grade B (5)||Grade C (10)|
|Retainer amount (fee)||Rs 7 crores||Rs 5 crores||Rs 3 crores||Rs 1 crore|
All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been promoted from Grade B to Grade A, whose annual retainer is Rs 5 crore, while chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have dropped to Grade C and Grade B respectively of the BCCI contract list. Yuzvendra Chahal, who previously held the Grade B contract, has also dropped to Grade C.
Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey, who held Grade C contracts last year, have been removed entirely after losing their spots in India’s limited-overs squads.
Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur, who held a Grade C contract last year, has been promoted to Grade B after a string of crucial, match-winning and match-changing performances for India across the three formats.
Captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah continue to remain in the most lucrative Grade A+ of the BCCI contract list with an annual retainer of Rs 7 crore.
With the latest additions and removals, the list of BCCI’s centrally contracted players has grown from 27 last year to 28.