The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Central Player Contract list for the 2022-23 season, revealing several significant changes in player contracts. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has earned a promotion to Grade A+, while star batsman KL Rahul has been demoted to Grade B.
Ravindra Jadeja’s impressive performance across all formats of the game has earned him a place in the highest contract bracket alongside Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. Jadeja’s promotion is a testament to his crucial role as an all-rounder, contributing both with the bat and the ball.
KL Rahul’s demotion to Grade B comes as a surprise given his recent form in international cricket. However, the BCCI’s decision may have been influenced by his inconsistent performances in Test matches.
The BCCI contract list also sees the return of Sanju Samson and Shikhar Dhawan, both of whom were awarded Grade C contracts. Their inclusion comes after a strong domestic season and impressive showings.