Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the only three players in A+ category© BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the annual contracts for 2020-21. India skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been retained in the A+ category and and will receive Rs 7 crore annually. The players are divided into four grades, with most of the Test players like Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane finding a place in Grade A and will receive Rs 5 crore as annual retainership. The Grade B has five players, including fast bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur and will get Rs 3 crore. Yuzvendra Chahal with other White-ball specialists is in Grade C, and will get Rs 1 crore annually.
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