Windfall for India’s players
other top Indian players for a period ending September 2017.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored a double century in the drawn game against Australia in Ranchi, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and opener Murali Vijay were the new additions to the top of the three grades.
The cash-rich Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also hiked the retainer fee for Grade B and C players while increasing the match fee across formats.
Players will now get US$23,000 for a Test match, US$9,000 in a one-day international and earn US$4,000 for a Twenty20 game.
The decision to restructure the central contracts and match fees was taken by the BCCI in conjunction with the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). AFP