Mumbai: BCCI declared new list of contractual player on their session on November 9. Batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been awarded Grade A contract by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for 2015-16 season on November 9
India’s ODI and T20I captain MS Dhoni has retained his place in Grade A despite retiring from Test cricket. Suresh Rain has been demoted to Grade B. On Monday BCCI announced the list of centrally contracted players.
Dhoni, Rahane, Test captain Virat Kohli and R Ashwin are in the 4 cricketers in Grade A (Rs 1 crore). Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was in Grade A last year, has been demoted to Grade B (Rs 50 lakh). Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has made a comeback, this time in Grade C. He had failed to secure a contract for past 2 years.