The BCCI on Wednesday doubled the Annual Retainership fee of India's 32 centrally-contracted cricketers with current skipper Virat Kohli and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Rs 2 crore Grade A bracket along with five others.
The COA announced that Grade A players would now be getting Rs 2 crore as compared to the earlier Rs 1 crore, while Grade B and C players will get Rs 1 crore and Rs 50 lakh respectively.
While seniors like Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra have found place in Grade B and C respectively, the biggest name missing is Suresh Raina, who till recently was a permanent member of the limited overs fixtures.
Raina has not managed to remain a regular fixture in the Indian team, but his exclusion from the list has raised eyebrows.
Here’s how Twiiter reacted to the exclusion of the Gujarat Lions Captain from the BCCI’s money list.
Raina has been a prolific run scorer for the Indian team over the years and had recently made a comeback in the T20 series against England where he scored crucial runs in the 3-match series to help the Indian team.
(With agency inputs.)
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