Jan 17, 2020

No contract for MS Dhoni with BCCI?

MS Dhoni is no longer a centrally contracted player with the BCCI.

His name didn't feature in the 27 contracts handed out by the Indian board on Thursday.

He last played for India during the World Cup in 2019, following which there has been suspense over his future.

In 2019, he had been awarded a Grade A contract, which brings a retainer of INR 5 crore (USD 700,000 approx). Top-order batsman KL Rahul made the jump from Grade B to A this time around, getting an increment of INR 2 crore (USD 280,000 approx).

While Dhoni has not played any professional cricket since the World Cup, India coach Ravi Shastri has said more than once that Dhoni could come into contention for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year if he does well in the IPL.