Ajinkya Rahane © Getty Images
Ajinkya Rahane (above) features in Grade A of the contracts list alongside MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin © Getty Images

Suresh Raina was added to ‘Grade B’ in the 2015-16 central contracts list announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place at its headquarters in Mumbai on Monday. Raina, whose name was surprisingly not mentioned anywhere in the announcements in the tweets on BCCI’s official Twitter account, was later added alongside the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, etc. Limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni, Test skipper Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane were categorized in ‘Grade A’. The board also released central contracts for the Indian women’s team with two grades ‘A’ and ‘B’. READ: Suresh Raina surprise exclusion as BCCI annouce central contracts

According to a release on bcci.tv, any player not mentioned in the list who plays a minimum of three matches in any format will automatically added to Grade C and B (for men and women respectivley).  Following is the full list of the centrally-contracted players as mentioned on the board’s official website:

Grade A (INR One Crore): MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane.

Grade B (INR 50 lakhs): Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammad Shami.

Grade C (INR 25 lakhs): Amit Mishra, Akshar Patel, Stuart Binny, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Dhawal Kulkarni, Harbhajan Singh, S Arvind.

Senior Women (2015-16):

Grade A (INR 15 lakhs): Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, MD Thirushkamini.

Grade B (INR 10 lakhs): Smriti Mandana, Rajeswari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bist, Veda Krishnamurthy, Niranjana Nagarajan, Poonam Raut.