Mehedi Hasan got included in the central contract for the first time    Getty Images
Mehedi Hasan got included in the central contract for the first time Getty Images

After consistent recent performances, Mehedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Mosaddek Hossain bagged their first contract with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). BCB left out Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny and Al-Amin-Hossain of the central contract while Rubel Hossain has been re-included. Recently, the BCB increased the cricketer s salary after the seniors urged that they get paid less than what players of Zimbabwe and Ireland do. The players included in the list of those centrally contracted will now receive the revised salary. BCB have included only one player in the Grade A list while four players have been listed under Grade A+, which is the highest rank in the list. READ:BCB impose life ban on bowler who deliberately conceded 92 runs off 4 balls

According to ESPNCricinfo, the salary of the cricketers under Grade A+ has been revised from US$ 37,500 to US$ 60,000. The four cricketers in this grade are Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza and Tamim Iqbal. The captains and vice-captains will receive an incentive upon this, which takes the amount for Mortaza, Shakib and Mushfiqur to US$63,000. Mamudullah, who was in Grade A+ the previous year, will be in Grade A and will receive US$ 45,000 this year. Grade B players, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar, will get $30,000 each.

Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mosaddek Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman have been placed in Grade C and are eligible to draw US$22,500 as salary, which is $10,000 more compared to the previous for this grade. Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Mehedi Hasan are in Grade D and will get US$15,000 each.