Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been downgraded within the newest BCCI central contracts© AFP
Veteran batters Cheteshwar Pujara and former Check vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had been downgraded within the newest central contracts checklist of the BCCI that was ratified by the Board’s Apex Council on Wednesday. The BCCI has 4 classes — A which has annual remuneration of Rs 7 crore whereas A, B and C classes are valued at Rs 5 crore, Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively. Accordingly, Pujara and Rahane, who had been in Grade A are actually in Grade B, after a stoop in type that noticed them being dropped from the upcoming Check collection in opposition to Sri Lanka. That they are going to be downgraded was reported by PTI on January 20.
The most important demotion, nevertheless, was for injury-ravaged all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has been shunted out from Grade A to C within the checklist.
Controversial keeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha, who has been dropped from the Check workforce, will nonetheless be richer by Rs 1 crore after being demoted from group B to C.
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