Unveiling the Cricket Maestros: BCCI’s Player Contracts for 2023-24 Season

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Player Contracts for 2023-24

In a much-anticipated move, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently disclosed the Annual Player Contracts for Team India (Senior Men) for the 2023-24 season. Let’s delve into the exciting lineup and noteworthy recommendations.

GradePlayers
A+Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja
AR Ashwin, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya
BSurya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Yashasvi Jaiswal
CRinku Singh, Tilak Verma, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Dube, Ravi Bishnoi, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Mukesh Kumar, Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh, KS Bharat, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Rajat Patidar
Player Contracts for 2023-24

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on February 28 announced the annual player retainership 2023-24 for Team India-Senior Men, and included Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja in the Grade A+ category. They are likely to get paid ₹7 crore each annually.

A+ Grade – The Pinnacle Performers Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja stand atop the hierarchy in the prestigious A+ grade. These cricket maestros have consistently delivered stellar performances, becoming the cornerstone of Team India’s success.

A Grade – The Elite Six In the A grade, we witness the inclusion of formidable players – R Ashwin, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, and Hardik Pandya. This group represents the bedrock of Team India’s prowess, blending experience with youthful energy.

B Grade – Rising Stars Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and Yashasvi Jaiswal feature in the promising B grade. This tier showcases the rising stars who have consistently showcased their potential on the international stage.

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C Grade – Emerging Talents The extensive C grade includes Rinku Singh, Tilak Varma, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Dube, Ravi Bishnoi, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Mukesh Kumar, Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh, KS Bharat, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, and Rajat Patidar. Notably, players meeting specific performance criteria will be automatically included in this tier, emphasizing the importance of consistent contributions.

Fast Bowling Contracts – Nurturing the Pace Arsenal The Selection Committee has taken a strategic step by recommending Fast Bowling contracts for Akash Deep, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Umran Malik, Yash Dayal, and Vidwath Kaverappa. This move underscores the focus on nurturing and expanding India’s pace-bowling artillery.

Note: The players mentioned under Grade C will be automatically included based on their performance criteria – a minimum of 3 Tests or 8 ODIs or 10 T20Is within the specified period.

Additionally, the Selection Committee has recommended Fast Bowling contracts for Akash Deep, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Umran Malik, Yash Dayal, and Vidwath Kaverappa.

In conclusion, the BCCI’s player contracts for the 2023-24 season not only recognize excellence but also aim to foster emerging talents and strengthen the team’s depth. As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the season’s kickoff, these contractual decisions set the stage for a thrilling chapter in Indian cricket.