New Delhi, Mar 08: The Indian cricket team is set to get a whopping pay hike as the BCCI is planning to double the salaries of top international players for the coming season
This development comes weeks after India captain Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri demanded a hike in the players earnings.
The batting troika of Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan along with pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were selected for the A+ category, which will ensure them annual contracts worth Rs7 crore each.
Dhoni and Ashwin have been bracketed in the A category along with Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Wridhhiman Saha. These seven players would be eligible for a contract of Rs5 crore.
The B category will feature K.L. Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and Dinesh Karthik. In Grade C will be Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel and Jayant Yadav. The Grade B category contracts are worth Rs3 crore, while those in Grade C are of Rs1 crore.