All-rounders get big bump in BCCI contract

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BCCI announced the annual player contracts for the men's team for the 2022-23 season with several players getting their maiden contracts.

All-rounders Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Hardik Pandya gained significantly in the latest BCCI annual player contracts for the 2022-23 season. 

There are four groups in the BCCI’s contract list, with 'A+' players on INR 7 crore retainers, 'A' players INR 5 crore, 'B' players INR 3 crore, and 'C' players INR 1 crore.

While Jadeja, who is at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Men's Test all-rounder rankings, moved up from Grade A to Grade A+, a category that has only four top players now, Hardik and Axar were bumped up to Grade A from Grade C and Grade B respectively.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are the other stars in the top grade.

Rising stars Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda and Arshdeep Singh were awarded central contracts for the first time.

Kuldeep Yadav, who has returned to form, also gets his contract back and is in Grade C.

Grade A+: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja

Grade A: Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel

Grade B: Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill

Grade C: Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, KS Bharat

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