BCCI Central Contract 2023-24
Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan, Image Source; BCCI

BCCI Central Contracts: Rohit, Virat, Bumrah, And Jadeja In Grade A+, Shreyas & Ishan Excluded For 2023-24 Season. Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan are absent from the latest BCCI contracts 2023-24, which highlight the importance of key players. These come after ones like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s grade A+ retentions that will be effective from 1st October 2023 to September 30th, 2024.

Moreover, suggestions were made by the Committee of Selectors regarding Quick Bowling Contracts for Akash Deep, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Umran Malik, Yash Dayal, and Vidwath Kaverappa. This underlines the need to develop local talent as BCCI recognizes that national team players often find themselves preoccupied with international assignments.

Hence stressing the significance of domestic cricket participation for athletes in general. Their absence from the present India vs England Test series squad notwithstanding, Dhruv Jurel and Sarfaraz Khan have recently made debuts.

And if they play for India against England this summer at Dharamsala, it means that they are likely to be moved up into a Grade C contract. At the same time, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer have preferred the Indian Premier League (IPL) to any domestic fixture.

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The BCCI has asked for justifiable explanations for these absences; it has also emphasized that playing domestic cricket would only be excused or forgiven under justifiable circumstances.

Kishan, for instance, who hasn’t played a match in the last three months but was named in the squads for the Asia Cup 2023. As well as ODI World Cup 2023 said that he did not make it into a winning mood right away after he had skipped these games against England and Afghanistan. 

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However, two tests against England only before Iyer dropped out of the national team due to his poor performance during this period. However, even though he missed domestic matches, there was a test conducted on him at NCA which showed that despite giving backache as an excuse, he will be fit enough. In Australia’s World Cup campaign in 2024, looking ahead India may exclude both Kishan and Iyer from the selection panel.

BCCI Central Contracts List 2023-24 :

Grade A+Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah & Ravindra Jadeja
Grade AR Ashwin, Md Shami, Md Siraj, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya
Grade BSury, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Yashasvi Jaiswal
Grade CKS Bharat, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Tilak Verma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul, Shivam Dube, Ravi Bishnoi, Jitesh Sharma, W Sundar, Mukesh Kumar, Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh
Source: BCCI