New Delhi, Mar 07: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (CoA) has annouced Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2017 to September 2018.
The BCCI has relegated former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the second tier of the Annual Player Contracts.
Dhoni has been moved to second tier (Grade A, below Grade A+) in the new payment structure announced by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the BCCI on Wednesday.
The players in Grade A+ will be paid Rs. 7 crore each, while Rs. 5 crore will be paid to the Grade A players.
Indain Cricket Board annouced that, India captain Virat Kohli along with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been awarded the new A+ contract.
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, whose wife Hasin Jahan has accused him of torture and cheating, does not feature in any of the categories.