The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced the annual contracts of Indian cricketers.
The Indian board has doubled the retainer amount of the players in all the three grades- A, B and C.
The biggest surprise is the exclusion of India’s limited-overs specialist, Suresh Raina, from the list of 32 players. Though in the last 12 months, Raina hasn’t played much cricket for India but he was a part of the Indian team in the last T20I series against England. He played exceptionally well in all the 3 games but still couldn’t find his place in BCCI’s annual contract this year.
Another Indian ace cricketer, Harbhajan Singh, who is trying hard at the domestic level to make a comeback in the Indian team, was also ignored by BCCI in the annual contracts 2017.
Well, Bhajji’s name didn’t disappoint cricket fans, since he at the domestic level, hasn’t given any spectacular performance to catch eye-balls of selectors.
Meanwhile, here are the names of the 7 players, and their grades in the last contract, who missed out on BCCI’s annual contracts this year-
Suresh Raina – Grade B
Mohit Sharma – Grade C
Stuart Binny – Grade C
Varun Aaron – Grade C
Karn Sharma – Grade C
Harbhajan Singh – Grade C
Sreenath Aravind – Grade C