The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the new pay structure for the Indian men's cricket team with all the players being divided into four categories but Mohammed Shami's name is missing from any of the graded contracts list.
Shami was in BCCI's Grade B until last year earning Rs 1 crore. In the Indian Premier League auction last month, Delhi Daredevils used the Right to Match card to bag his services once again for Rs 3 crore.
Shami is a vital cog in the Indian Test setup and played a starring role in the Johannesburg Test victory when he picked up six wickets in the match including a five-wicket haul.
The 27-year-old was tied with Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada with the most wickets in the series with 15 from three Tests.
Even the likes of Jayant Yadav and Karun Nair found a place in Grade C having last played for India in February and March respectively, last year.
Shami has so far played 30 Tests and picked up 110 wickets at an average of 28.90 with 3 five-wicket hauls. In 50 ODIs he has 91 wickets at 25.37 while in 7 T20Is he got 8 wickets.
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He was the joint-fourth highest wicket-taker in the 2015 ICC World Cup with 17 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 17.29.
The BCCI introduced two new categories in the contract system: Category A+ introduced for Senior Men and Category C introduced for Senior Women.