New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the list of its contracted players for the 2014-15 season.
The board confirmed the news through their official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.
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Pacer Bhuvneshwhar Kumar was promoted to Grade A in the latest list. While, M S skipper MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin retained their Grade A, the highest paying contract of the board.
Expectedly, veteran players Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan did not make the cut of contracted players.
The grade-wise list is as follows:
M S Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin & Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Pragyan Ojha, M. Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu & Md. Shami.
Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron, Wriddhiman Saha, Stuart Binny, Pankaj Singh, R. Vinay Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Parveez Rasool, Axar Patel, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav & K L Rahul.
Players that are not part of the list, will get Grade C contracts as and when they represent India in Tests, ODIs and T20 Internationals during this season.