After humongous performance at World cup cricket 2011 BCCI rewards Yuvraj Singh talented cricketer Grade A contract for his absolute performance. Earlier he was in Grade B. Virat Kohli and speedster Ishant Sharma given Grade A contract for the first time. Jadeja and Ashwin along with Rohit Sharma promoted from Grade C to Grade B. Ashish Nehra earlier in Grade B did not find any category in the contract. Harbhajan Singh remain at Grade A , despite being dropped from the squad from England one day series both home and away and against West Indies. All these decided by the committee of BCCI , held at the meeting on Saturday.
Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, Shewag, Dhoni,Raina retian their Grade A position. It has now 12 players instead of 9. The aggregate number of contracted players now increases from 24 to 36. Speedster Umesh Yadav, Aron and Rahul Sharma receievd contract for the first time. All three players are selcted for the squad testmatch against West indies.
Evan Speechy appointed for physiotherapist of the INdina tema for the period of two years, he will join the team in then third test against West Indies. He was associated with Royal challengers Bnagalore. IPL matches are to be categories as List A.
Grade A (Rs1 Crore)
Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, Dhoni,Raina, Yuvraj,Harbhajan, Zaheer, Ishanta ,Kohli (12)
Grade B (Rs50 lakh)
Praveen Kumar,Ojha,Rohit Sharma,Jadeja,Ashwin, (5)
Grade C (Rs25 Lakh)
Sreesanth,Amit Mishra,Munaf Patel,Parthiv Patel,Dinesh Karthic,Piyush Chawla,Badrinath,Murali Vijay,Cheteswar Pujara,Abhimanyu Mithun, Wridhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan,Jaydev Unadkat,Abhinav Mukund,Umesh Yadav, Varun Aron,Rahane,Rahul Sharma (19)
Debut as contracted player:
MOnaoj Tiwari, Umesha Yadava, Aron, Saha,Shikhar Dhawan,Unadkat, Mukund,Rahane,Rahul Sharma