TIL Desk Sports/ The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the mens contract for 2019-20 and the major omission was former skipper M.S. Dhoni. India skipper Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma were named in the ”A+” grade, which means they will pocket Rs 7 crore each.
The other categories are ”A”, ”B” and ”C” and will see players pocket Rs 5 crore, Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore, respectively. According to a BCCI statement, the period from October 2019 to September 2020 has Kohli, Rohit and Bumrah in the Grade A+ category like the last cycle. However, Dhoni, who was in the Rs 5 crore ”A” category bracket, is missing.
The 38-year-old has been on a break from the game since India”s World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand last year. India head coach Ravi Shastri had said that they will wait till the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 to take a call on Dhoni. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has kept his place in the grade ”A” bracket, despite his inconsistent performances.