Now even without playing Test and ODI matches, cricketers will be able to get contracts from BCCI. BCCI has changed the rules of Central Contract. According to the news of the Indian Express, now the cricketers who have played at least 10 international T20 matches can also get the annual contract of the board. Earlier, players were required to play ODIs or Test matches to get an annual contract from the board.
Earlier, the board had rejected the proposal in which the Committee of Administrators (CoA) constituted by the Supreme Court had asked to give weightage to the players who have played T20.
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It was necessary to play first three Tests or seven ODIs.
The board’s policy was earlier that any player who plays an international match in a season becomes part of the central contract system of the board. However, the CoA had amended this rule and now it has been decided that players will have to play at least three Tests or seven ODIs to get the contract. However, in the last season as an exception, the board had given a contract to Washington Sundar, who was awarded by the board in a way for his consistent performance in T20.
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7 crores are available annually in A+ category
According to the new rules, if a player has played at least 10 matches in a year, then he can get a central contract from the BCCI. A source said that if a player has talent, he can be denied the central contract because he has shown his performance in the matches of T20 format, so the board has changed the rules. BCCI contracts male players in four categories; A+, A, B and C. In this, A+ category players get 7 crores annually, A category players 5 crores, B category players 3 crores and C category players get 1 crores annually.