“Well done…”Reflecting on BCCI’s Contract Announcement: Ex-India Star’s Perspective

Recently, the board of Cricket Control in India announced the central contract for the players for the upcoming season of cricket.

A total of thirty players were awarded the central contract, starting from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024.

Reacting to the same former team India player and Ace commentator was all praise for BCCI.

In the contract, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, along with Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli, were awarded an A+ contract.

However, one of the notable exclusions from the Central Contract were the exclusions of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan.

Both Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer refused to play domestic cricket for their respective states, in spite of the board issuing directives for players to play domestic cricket.
Sanjay Manjrekar was all praise for BCCI for giving contracts to the players who are not afraid to represent the country at the international stage.

Manjrekar wrote on X, “Well done to @BCCI for rewarding players who want to play tough cricket and only for one reason…to face the ‘acid test’ as cricketers.”

Ishan Kishan did not play the entire Ranji Trophy in spite of not playing any cricket for Team India in any format. 

On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer made himself unavailable for selection for Mumbai’s team in their quarterfinal clash against Baroda.
Cricketers are generally paid around Rs 7 crore per annum in the A plus bracket, Rs 5 crore in A, Rs 3 crore in B, and Rs 1 crore in the C category, over and above their match fees.

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