The BCCI has released the list of central contracts for 2019-2020. There have been many major changes in this list.
Dhoni out of contract list
The BCCI has removed former captain and veteran batsman MS Dhoni from the central contract list. This is the first time in Dhoni's career that the BCCI has excluded him from this list. This has cleared the indications that Dhoni's return to international cricket is now extremely low. Dhoni last participated in the World Cup 2019 for India.
Grade A + and Grade A
Grade A + (7 crore annual salary) - Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jaspreet Bumrah
Grade A (5 crore annual salary) - Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul
Grade B and Grade C
Grade B (3 crore annual salary) - Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Mayank Agarwal
Grade C (1 crore annual salary) - Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar
Ambati Rayudu, Khalil Ahmed and Dinesh Karthik have also been excluded from this list.