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Gambhir and Yuvraj find no place in BCCI’s new players contract

Indian cricket board BCCI has announced its annual contract list of players for the 2014-15. On behalf of his excellent performances for India in recent time medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got an upgraded contract from Grade B to Grade A. Sachin Tendulkar, who has retired from cricket game after the series against West Indies in November, 2013 is the only one missing from the Grade A list, which has only five names. Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh who was given Grade B contracts for the 2013-14 are currently not under consideration for the national team since long time lost their contracts. While wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik and left-arm fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat have also been dropped from the list of contracted players. Among the new list of players Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane and Mohammad Shami were upgraded from Grade C to Grade B. There were also some new players in the list of contracted players in the Grade C bracket which includes spinners Amit Mishra and Kuldeep Yadav, all-rounders Stuart Binny and Axar Patel, wicket-keeper batsmen Wriddhiman Saha, Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson and pacers Varun Aaron, Pankaj Singh and Mohit Sharma. BCCI chief selector Sandeep Patel said that players who were not offered a national contract will find themselves in Grade C if they are selected for the national team
Players Contract list:

Grade A: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
Grade B: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan, Pragynan Ojha, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, & Mohammad Shami.
Grade C: Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Stuart Binny, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Varun AaronR. Vinay Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Parveez Rasool, Axar Patel, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav and K L Rahul.


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