Suryakumar and Gill set to move up the ladder in BCCI central contracts


Indian in-form batters, Suryakumar Yadav and Shubhman Gill are all set to get promoted in next year’s BCCI central contracts.

BCCI will release its central contract player list for next year. A few players are all set to get rewarded for their spectacular performances. Shubhman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav will receive a higher pay grade in the latest contract listing, according to a report from a news agency.

Suryakumar Yadav currently ranks No. 1 among ICC T20 batters. He had a great year in the T20s. Surya registered 1000 runs in T20 in a single calendar year. Moreover, his performance in the T20 World Cup 2022 made him a national hero. Hence, Surya is all set to get rewarded for his dream run. He will most likely get moved to Grade B from the existing Grade C.

BCCI will promote Surya and Gill, Rahane and Ishant to see exit doors

Apart from Surya, Shubhman Gill is another name that is on the list for promotion. He is also likely to move to Grade B. Furthermore, news is that Hardik Pandya would likely move to the highest pay grade which is category A. He will join the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah.

News agency PTI quoted a source saying,

“Surya was in Group C but his performance in the last one year warrants a promotion to Group B at least, if not A. He is currently world No. 1 in T20I ICC rankings and is a serious contender in ODI team also,”

However, apart from the gainers, there will be some losers as well. It is reported that Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma are likely to move away as they are all set to get released from the BCCI central contract list. Both have not played any international cricket for a while. Rahane and Ishant were repeatedly sidelined owing to their poor performances.

BCCI has three categories of central contracts. Grade A contains elite players. It pays out Rs. 7 crores annually. The next one is Grade B, which pays out Rs. 5 crores. While the last one is Grade C, which yields Rs. 3 crores.

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