No contract with Mohammed Shami; Check BCCI's annual player contracts list for Indian Cricket team
Mumbai : Seamer Mohammed Shami found himself out of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) 26-member annual contracts system, which saw the addition of a new category.
The removal of Shami may be a coincidence with the ongoing controversy involving his wife, who accused the Bengal pacer, who was in the B category in the last term, of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs.
The new category, termed A+, includes captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar all of them entitled to Rs 7 crore as annual pay.
Delhi left-handed opening batsman Dhawan has seen a meteoric rise as he was in the C category last year. Former captain and talismanic wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was placed in the A category and will take home Rs 5 crore.
Meanwhile, 19 women cricketers have been given contracts across three categories. In the A category, Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will get Rs 50 lakh each per year. The players in the B category will get Rs 30 lakh.
NEWS: BCCI announces new contract system and compensation structure for Indian Cricket (Senior Men, Senior Women & Domestic Cricket)— BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2018
Category A+ introduced for Senior Men
Category C introduced for Senior Women
More details on the player contracts here - https://t.co/GBNHv1wz0a pic.twitter.com/tjuvuqisGy
A new C category has been declared, with the players in this category standing to earn Rs 10 lakh per year.