When the list of players for the 2022-23 season is finalised during the Board’s Apex Council meeting on December 21, the BCCI is likely to remove the names of out-of-favor Test specialists Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma from its annual central contracts. On the other hand, it is possible that Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav will be promoted.
Hardik Pandya, who is widely regarded as a potential future captain of the T20 format, is quite likely to move up from Group C to Group B. The meeting will be held via video conference, and there will be a total of 12 issues up for discussion.
The performance of the Indian squad in the Twenty20 World Cup and the One-Day Internationals against Bangladesh is not on the agenda for today’s meeting; nevertheless, if the chairperson thinks it necessary, non-listed matters can be considered for discussion.
The Apex Council will also authorise a one-time payment for V Jaydevan, whose rain-rule formula has been utilised in domestic white-ball games for more than a decade at this point. This will be a novel gesture on the part of the Apex Council.
The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern technique (DLS) is employed at the international level by the ICC, but the VJD system is used for the Mushtaq Ali Twenty20, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and the formerly known Deodhar Trophy and Challenger Trophy.
Alterations to the Central Contract
The “Retainership Contract” of senior men and women cricketers is one of the primary subjects that will be discussed at the meeting.
It is believed that Ajinkya Rahane, a former vice-captain, and Ishant, a speedster, may be removed from the new list. Both players are currently out of contention to represent India. Wriddhiman Saha, a stumper and batsman, is also going to be removed from the list since he was informed directly at the beginning of the year that he will not be selected for India again.
The cricketers can earn up to Rs 7 crore with an A+ contract, Rs 5 crore with a Group A contract, Rs 3 crore with a Group B contract, and Rs 1 with a Group C contract.
In order to decide the grading system, the BCCI consults with national selectors and uses a variety of different metrics.
A+ and A are two classifications of players who are either regulars in all three formats of the game or at the very least certain participants in one of the two white-ball formats in addition to tests. A cricketer must have played at least two different formats for them to be eligible for Group B, whereas Group C is largely for players who specialise in a single format.
In addition, in order to be included on the list, a person must have participated in a predetermined quantity of international matches (according to the format). The promotion, on the other hand, is dependent on one’s performance and also takes into account one’s ICC ranking.
“Surya was previously assigned to Group C, but his work over the past year has earned him a promotion to Group B or even Group A at the very least. He is now ranked first in the world by the ICC in terms of T20 internationals, and he is also a serious contender for selection to the ODI team “PTI was told by a top official who is aware of the developments but on the condition that they remain anonymous.