Michael Vaughan was left surprised after premier Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja missed out on grabbing an A+ contract with the BCCI in its newly announced contract list. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were the only three players considered for the A+ category. While, the A category had the likes of Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane amongst others.
There are four grades – A+, A, B, and C with an annual salary of ₹7 crores, ₹5 crores, ₹3 crores, and ₹1 crore respectively. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja made a comeback to the Indian limited-overs side in the Asia Cup 2018 and since then has been playing all three formats for India consistently. Vaugh has reacted to Jadeja missing out on the central contract with the BCCI.
Michael Vaughan Reacts After Ravindra Jadeja Misses Out On A+ Contract WIth BCCI
“Disgrace … he should be on the biggest behind Virat …” tweeted Vaughan. This was in response to Cricbuzz’s tweet on the list of players enrolled in different categories.
Disgrace … he should be on a the biggest behind Virat … https://t.co/vx3IqqAYJZ
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 16, 2021
Michael Vaughan was not the only one left surprised by Jadeja’s pay scale. Former India chief selector MSK Prasad too said Jadeja is a genuine A+ candidate as he also boasts of good ICC rankings.
“Jadeja is a genuine A+ candidate. Those who play all formats and have good ICC rankings are included in the list. I cannot see any reason why he was not considered for A + Grade. I can see Pant in A+ soon. He is not regular now but it will be difficult to ignore him for the grade. Both Jadeja and Pant could be at the top bracket soon” Prasad told Cricbuzz.
Ravindra Jadeja has played 10 Test matches for India in the World Test Championship period taking 28 wickets. Pat Cummins leads the list with 70. Jadeja was ruled out with an injury latter half of the Australia series and the entire home series against England. He is currently playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.