BCCI announced the new list of contracted players for 2009-2010.
Players from the previous year not included this year have been struck out in the list and players who have been offered new contracts are in bold.
Grade A (Rs 60 Lakh):
No change since last year…
Grade B (Rs 40 Lakh):
Praveen Kumar (promoted from Grade C)
Ashish Nehra (no contract last year)
In this grade, S. Badrinath and Irfan Pathan have been “demoted”.
Grade C (Rs 25 Lakh):
S. Badrinath (demonted from B)
Irfan Pathan (demoted from B)
Dinesh Karthik (promoted from D)
In this grade, Piyush Chawla sees a “demotion”.
Grade D (Rs 15 lakh):
Piyush Chawla (demoted from B),
Manpreet Gony and Chetanya Nanda have lost out on a contract while Manoj Tiwary makes a reappearance after being left out in the cold for a year. Meanwhile, players to make the list for the first time are Ravindra Jadeja (about time), Dhawal Kulkarni, Abhishek Nayar and Ajinkya Rahane (3 Mumbai players!).