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BCCI Central Contract List 2022: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday announced the Annual Player Contracts for Team India (Senior Men) for the period from October 2021 to September 2022. Get Full list of BCCI’s contracted players for 2022 here.

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BCCI has downgraded senior all-rounder Hardik Pandya straight from Grade A to Grade C. Other senior players who have downgraded include Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma.

BCCI Contract List 2022: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finalized Central Contracts list 2022 for Indian cricketers. The BCCI contract list 2022 was ratified by the BCCI’s Apex Council on March 2, 2022. Few senior cricketers including Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya and Cheteshwar Pujara have lost their Grade A status. 

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the only ones to have retained their Grade A+ plus status, while Grade A has just five players, unlike ten previously. Another senior player Shikhar Dhawan has been downgraded to Grade C in the central contract list 2022

The BCCI has four categories of central contract and each carries a separate value of annual remuneration amount. Last time, the BCCI had awarded the central contract to 28 cricketers but this year, only 27 have been awarded contracts.

Following are BCCI Central Contract Payment Structures-

  • Grade A+ – INR 7 Crore
  • Grade A – INR 5 Crore
  • Grade B – INR 3 Crore
  • Grade C – INR 1 Crore

Check Full BCCI Central Contract List 2022

Grade A+ Players List

Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli
Jasprit Bumrah

Grade A Players List

1. R Ashwin
2. KL Rahul
3. Ravindra Jadeja
4. Rishabh Pant
5. Mohammed Shami
Grade A had 10 players earlier since last contract however now it has been reduced to five. 

Grade B Players List

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma have been downgraded to Grade B. The three cricketers were recently dropped from shorter formats and are only included in the Indian Test squad.
Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have been upgraded to Grade B due to their impressive performances in the last season.
1. Ajinkya Rahane
2. Axar Patel
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
4. Shreyas Iyer
5. Shardul Thakur
6. Mohammed Siraj
7. Ishant Sharma

Grade C Players List

Senior all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been downgraded straight from Grade A to Grade C.  Pandya has been in and out of the team due to injury in the last season. Another senior player who has been downgraded to the Grade C central contract category in Shikhar Dhawan, who is now included in only ODIs.
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Hardik Pandya
3. Yuzvendra Chahal
4. Mayank Agarwal
5. Deepak Chahar
6. Shubman Gill
7. Hanuma Vihari
8. Wriddhiman Saha
9. Suryakumar Yadav
10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
11. Umesh Yadav
12. Washington Sundar

Dropped from Contract

The two player names who have been excluded from the BCCI Central Contract List 2022 entirely include Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini. The two cricketers were a part of the list of contracted Indian players earlier but have been dropped now.

No fresh additions were made to the A+ category with the trio of India captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah retaining their contracts.

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Iyer, Siraj and Axar, who featured in the last cycle in Grade C (INR 1 crore or USD 130,000), have all been moved one rung up on the back of their consistent performances over the last year. Another key player, who has featured for India in all three formats, bowling allrounder Shardul Thakur, retained his Grade B contract.

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