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BCCI set to hand central contracts to T-20 specialists

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to bring some changes to players’ annual contracts. Cricketers that have played more than ten T20 Internationals will fall in the new criterion. The richest cricket board in the world used to give annual contracts to players that regularly feature in Tests and ODIs for Team India. Earlier, players that played a minimum of three Tests or seven One Day International used to get BCCI’s annual contracts.

During BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (COA)’s tenure, the board used to give more prominence to the regular Tests and ODIs commodities but according to a report by Indian Express, BCCI has decided to change the old clause and add a new one where a player who’s played a minimum of ten T20 games in a year can be given a central contract.

BCCI has an exception for Washington Sunder, who only features in T20 Internationals for India. Sundar, who plays for RCB and Tamil Nadu, gets BCCI’s Grade-C annual contract, for his performances in the shortest format for India. If there’s a T20 specialist like Krunal Pandya, who represents India, and has played a minimum of ten T20Is will get a special contract from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Currently, BCCI has four grades of annual contracts, i.e. Grade A+, Grade A, Grade B, and Grade C. Players with Grade A+ gets INR 7 crores per year, BCCI hands over INR 5 crores to Grade A, and Player with Grade B and C gets INR 3 crores and INR 1 crores, respectively.

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