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BCCI Announces Annual Player Retainership For Women’s Stars. Harmanpreet, Smriti, Deepti In Grade A

On Thursday, the BCCI revealed the annual contracts (player retainership) for the Indian women’s cricket team. All-rounder Deepti Sharma, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, and captain Harmanpreet Kaur were given first-team assignments. Rajeshwari Gayakwad, a spinner, has been downgraded to B category. Leg spinner Poonam Yadav, who was in the A category the previous year, has no contract due to sliding down the hierarchy. March 2022 marked her final game for India. On Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the annual player contracts for Team India (Senior Women) for the 2022–2023 season. However, the wage structure for each group was not included in the publication by the board. The following are the grade structures:

Grade A

  1. Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur
  2. Ms. Smriti Mandhana
  3. Ms. Deepti Sharma

Grade B

  1. Ms Renuka Thakur
  2. Ms. Jemimah Rodrigues
  3. Ms. Shafali Verma
  4. Ms. Richa Ghosh
  5. Ms. Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Grade C

  1. Ms. Meghna Singh
  2. Ms. Devika Vaidya
  3. Ms. Sabbineni Meghana
  4. Ms. Anjali Sarvani
  5. Ms. Pooja Vastrakar
  6. Ms. Sneh Rana
  7. Ms. Radha Yadav
  8. Ms. Harleen Deol
  9. Ms. Yastika Bhatia

In its most recent announcement of the annual retainers for the 2020–21 season, the BCCI further separated the players into three categories. A player in Grade A received a salary of INR 50 lakh per year, whereas a player in Grade B received INR 30 lakh. The yearly pay for a Grade C player was INR 10 lakh.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad, a spinner, has been downgraded to the B category. Leg spinner Poonam Yadav, who was in the A category the previous year, has no contract due to sliding down the hierarchy. March 2022 marked her final game for India.

The BCCI most recently made the annual retainership announcement for the 2020–21 season, where the players were also divided into three groups. A player in Grade A earned INR 50 lakh annually, whereas a player in Grade B made INR 30 lakh. The wage for a Grade C player was INR 10 lakh per year.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad, a spinner, was dropped to the B category. Leg spinner Poonam Yadav, who was in the A category the previous year, is currently without a contract at all. In March 2022, she finished her career with India.

Both Taniya Bhatia and veteran wicket-keeper Shikha Pandey, who made a surprising comeback for the T20 World Cup in South Africa, are currently without contracts.

After an outstanding season, Pacer Renuka Thakur, who did not have a contract last year, has been placed directly into the B division.

From the C to the B level, Richa Ghosh and Jemimah Rodrigues have advanced. Pacer Meghna Singh, batter Devika Vaidya, opener S Meghana, Radha Yadav, left-arm pacer Anjali Sarvani, and batter Yastika Bhatia are among the newcomers in Category C.

Harleen Deol and Sneh Rana remain in the lowest category while injury prone all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar has been demoted to C from B.

In a landmark announcement last year, the BCCI had revealed that its men’s and women’s cricketers would now earn the same match fees. This means that like their men’s team counterparts, the women’s cricketers will earn INR 15 lakhs for a Test, 6 lahks for an ODI, and 3 lakhs for a T20I. Earlier, the team used to earn INR 1 lakh for an ODI or T20I appearance, and Rs. 2.5 lakh for a Test match.

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When it comes to the retainership figures, however, the women’s cricketers still remain way behind men’s. In the men’s team, the top-category players are placed in Grade A+ and earn INR 7 crore annually.

However, women’s cricket players continue to lag far behind men’s in terms of retainership stats. The top players on the men’s squad are assigned to Grade A+ and receive an annual salary of INR 7 crore.

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