BCCI Announces Annual Contract List: Players Retention 2023-24

BCCI Announces Annual Contract List: Players Retention 2023-24

With some big names missing, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI, has announced the annual contract list of the Indian Men’s Senior cricket team for the year 2023-24. After excluding their names from the Ranji Trophy 2023-24 season, the BCCI also dropped the names of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer from its central contract list. 

A total of 4 categories were announced under the Annual Contract list: Grade A+, Grade A, Grade B and Grade C. There has been one new addition to the Grade A+ category as Ravindra Jadeja joins Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah in the elite club. 

Apart from this, BCCI also recommended a category for Fast Bowling Contracts with some new faces making it to the list. 

Why Were Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer Dropped From BCCI’s Annual Contract List?

In a major announcement, BCCI dropped the names of India’s star batsmen, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer, from its annual contact list. The major reason behind excluding the wicket-keeper batsman, Ishan Kishan and third highest run scorer for Inda in World Cup 2023, Shreyas Iyer, is because they didn’t play in the Ranji Trophy season 2023-24. While Ishan Kishan completely refused to participate in the Ranji Trophy, Shreyas Iyer had a minor back injury, so he missed the league and quarter-final match for Mumbai.

Despite receiving several warnings from the BCCI, both players refused to participate in the Ranji games. However, both players are currently participating in the DY Patil tournament along with Hardik Pandya.  Continuing the discussion, BCCI further added, ‘Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan are not considered for the annual contracts in this round of recommendations”. 

Moreover, during the press conference of the 4th test of the ongoing test series between India and England, Rohit Sharma made a few statements without mentioning any names. He used the word “Hunger”, meaning “Bhook”, and said only players who have a hunger for the game should get a chance to play for the nation. Otherwise, we have many young players who are all set to take their place. With the IPL starting in a few days and no domestic cricket ahead, both Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer are in danger of missing the T20 World Cup 2024. 

BCCI Annual Contract List: Full Details 

With a total number of 30 players making it the BCCI Annual Contract, here is the full list of the players from Grades A+ to C 

Grade  Player Name Annual Contract 
A+ Virat Kohli INR 7 crores
A+ Rohit Sharma INR 7 crores
A+ Jasprit Bumrah INR 7 crores
A+ Ravindra Jadeja INR 7 crores
A Ravichandran Ashwin INR 5 crores
Mohammed Shami
INR 5 crores
A Mohammed Siraj INR 5 crores
A KL Rahul INR 5 crores
A Hardik Pandya INR 5 crores
A Shubman Gill INR 5 crores
B Rishab Pant INR 3 crores
B Kuldeep Yadav INR 3 crores
B Axar Patel INR 3 crores
B Yashasvi Jaiswal INR 3 crores
B Suryakumar Yadav INR 3 crores
C Rinku Singh INR 1 crore
C Tilak Verma INR 1 crore
C Rituraj Gaikward INR 1 crore
C Shardul Thakur INR 1 crore
C Shivam Dubey INR 1 crore
C Ravi Bishnoi INR 1 crore
C Jitesh Sharma INR 1 crore
C Washington Sundar INR 1 crore
C Mukesh Kumar INR 1 crore
C Sanju Samson INR 1 crore
C Arshdeep Singh INR 1 crore
C KS Bharat INR 1 crore
C Prasidh Krishna INR 1 crore
C Avesh Khan INR 1 crore
C Rajat Patidar INR 1 crore


However,  the players who meet the basic criteria of BCCI by playing a minimum of 3 Tests, 8 ODI or 10 T20s will also be included in Grade C of the Annual Contract List. For example, players like Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel, who have played 2 matches, can qualify for the C category if they play the last test of the test series between India and England. 

Fast Bowlers Contact List 

Apart from A+, A, B and C grades, the selection committee has also recommended some speedsters under its fast Bowlers Contract. The players who registered their names in the list are: 

  • Akash Deep
  • Vijay Kumar Vyshak
  • Umran Malik
  • Yash Dayal
  • Vidwath Kaverappa

This was the complete list of the players under the BCCI Annual Contract List 2023-24

Did your favourite player make it to the list? Do let us know 


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