Shafali Verma. (Photograph by Paul Kane/Getty Photos)
NEW DELHI: Teen batting sensation Shafali Verma was on Wednesday promoted to Grade B within the BCCI‘s annual contracts listing because the cricket board diminished the variety of contracted gamers from 22 to 19.
The Grade A which gives an annual retainer charges of Rs 50 lakh as soon as once more comprised three all-format gamers — Twenty20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, her deputy Smriti Mandhana and leg break bowler Poonam Yadav.
The Grade B has an annual retainer payment of Rs 30 lakh and veterans similar to Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma are amongst 10 gamers on this bracket.
“Shafali is seen as the most important superstars that we’ll have in years to come back and therefore it wasn’t a shock that she bought elevated to Grade B from C. Punam Raut was rewarded for her good present within the South Africa sequence and she or he has additionally been promoted to Grade B,” a senior BCCI official mentioned.
Younger Richa Ghosh has been included within the Grade C which makes gamers richer by Rs 10 lakh. It has six cricketers this yr, 5 lower than the final time.
The contracts are for a interval from October 2020 to September 2021.
The 2 notable names that had been dropped from the 19-strong listing are batter Veda Krishnamurthy and left-arm spinner Ekta Bist.
The others, who had been additionally dropped embrace Dayalan Hemlatha and spinner Anuja Patil, who featured within the final yr’s listing.
Grade 1 (Rs 50 lakh): Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav
Grade 2 (Rs 30 lakh): Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma, Punam Raut, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues
Grade 3 (Rs 10 lakh): Mansi Joshi, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Harleen Deol, Priya Punia, Richa Ghosh.