The Indian Cricket Board may soon make major changes in its central contract. The new rules of the BCCI can prove to be extremely beneficial for the players who play only Twenty-Twenty cricket for Team India. According to the report of Indian Express, players who play at least 10 Twenty-Twenty matches for India can be given a central contract.
Till now, BCCI selects players for the central contract only on the basis of ODIs and Test matches. To get a central contract, it is necessary for a player to play 7 ODIs or three Tests. But now players playing 10 Twenty-Twenty matches can also be included in the category of Central Contract.
The BCCI, however, has refused to give priority to players playing the first Twenty-Twenty cricket in the central contract. But last season, the BCCI rewarded Washington Sundar for consistently superior performance in Twenty20 cricket and he was included in the Central contract list.
The Indian Express has claimed, citing sources, that the board has decided to change its old rules regarding the central contract. A player who plays at least 10 Twenty-Twenty in a year can be included in the category of Central Contract.
Explain that BCCI has made four categories based on the central contract. Players in the A Plus category get Rs 7 crore, while players in the A category get Rs 5 crore annually. Three crore rupees are given to B category players and Rs 1 crore to C category players.