Promotions to Grade A as BCCI doubles retainer fees –Ravindra Jadeja has been rewarded for his all-round show in the ongoing home season as BCCI elevated him to Grade A in the annual contracts for the 2017-18 season announced on Wednesday. Along with Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay also jumped to the top category.
The Committee of Administrators (COA) met earlier in the day to decide on the annual player contracts for men cricketers for the period ending 30 September 2017.
The annual retainer amounts have been doubled for all the categories and Grade A players will be paid Rs 2 Crore per annum, Grade B will be paid Rs 1 Crore per annum and Grade C will be paid Rs 50 lakh per annum, which is double the amounts paid in the earlier years. Of course, doubling the fees being paid brought about an abundance of joy and delight as the players can see a brighter future with their sport.