BCCI announcedannual contracts (player retainership)for Indian women cricketers on Thursday. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana and all-rounder Deepti Sharma were placed in top grade
BCCI announced annual contracts (player retainership) for Indian women cricketers on Thursday. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana and all-rounder Deepti Sharma were placed in top grade. Spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad has been demoted to B category. Leg spinner Poonam Yadav, who was in the A category last year, doesn’t have a contract at all after falling down in the pecking order. She last played for India in March 2022. In a release, the BCCI said: “The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday announced the Annual Player Contracts for Team India (Senior Women) for the 2022-23 season.” The board, however, didn’t specify the pay structure for each category in the release. The grade structures are as under:-
Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur
Ms. Smriti Mandhana
Ms. Deepti Sharma
Ms Renuka Thakur
Ms. Jemimah Rodrigues
Ms. Shafali Verma
Ms. Richa Ghosh
Ms. Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Ms. Meghna Singh
Ms. Devika Vaidya
Ms. Sabbineni Meghana
Ms. Anjali Sarvani
Ms. Pooja Vastrakar
Ms. Sneh Rana
Ms. Radha Yadav
Ms. Harleen Deol
Ms. Yastika Bhatia
The annual retainership was last announced by the BCCI for the 2020-21 season where the players were divided in three categories too. Grade A fetched a player an annual salary of INR 50 lakh while a Grade B player earned INR 30 lakh. For a Grade C player, the annual salary was INR 10 lakh.
Spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad has been demoted to B category. Leg spinner Poonam Yadav, who was in the A category last year, doesn’t have a contract at all after falling down in the pecking order. She last played for India in March 2022.
Veteran pacer Shikha Pandey, who had gotten back in the saddle for the T20 World Cup in South Africa, winds up without an agreement thus does wicket-guardian Taniya Bhatia.
Pacer Renuka Thakur, who didn’t have an agreement last year, has been organized straight into the B classification after a heavenly season.
Richa Ghosh and Jemimah Rodrigues have climbed from C to B class. New participants in Classification C incorporate pacer Meghna Singh, hitter Devika Vaidya, opener S Meghana, Radha Yadav, left-arm pacer Anjali Sarvani and player Yastika Bhatia.
Harleen Deol and Sneh Rana stay in the most reduced class while injury inclined all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar has been downgraded to C from B.
In a milestone declaration last year, the BCCI had uncovered that its people’s cricketers would now procure a similar match expenses. This implies that like their men’s group partners, the ladies’ cricketers will procure INR 15 lakhs for a Test, 6 lahks for an ODI, and 3 lakhs for a T20I. Prior, the group used to acquire INR 1 lakh for an ODI or T20I appearance, and Rs. 2.5 lakh for a Test match.
With regards to the retainership figures, nonetheless, the ladies’ cricketers actually remain far behind men’s. In the men’s group, the top-class players are put in Grade A+ and acquire INR 7 crore yearly.