Harleen, Priya, Shafali in, Meshram out of BCCI's list of contracted players

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Harleen, Priya, Shafali in, Meshram out of BCCI's list of contracted players

Mona Meshram in action. © Getty Images

Harleen Deol, Priya Punia and Shafali Verma have been given contracts by the BCCI for the period October 2019 to September 2020 while Mona Meshram has been dropped from the list, that was announced on Thursday (January 16). The trio, who made their international debuts in 2019, have been given Grade C contracts.

Mithali Raj, who announced her T20I retirement in 2019, sees herself with a Grade B contract. As a result, only Harmanpreet Kaur, the T20I captain, Smriti Mandhana, the T20I vice-captain and Poonam Yadav, the leg-spinner, hold a Grade A contract that sees them take away INR 50 lakhs over the designated period.

Wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia, who is a regular across formats, and Radha Yadav, who is currently ranked second in the T20 rankings for bowlers, have been elevated to Grade B, which will give them INR 30 lakhs. Alongside them are Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues.

Meshram, who last played for India in February 2019, finds herself without a contract for 2019-20.

List of contracted players:

Grade A (INR 50 lakhs): Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav

Grade B (INR 30 lakhs): Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues , Taniya Bhatia

Grade C (INR 10 lakhs): Veda Krishnamurthy, Punam Raut, Anuja Patil, Mansi Joshi, D Hemalatha, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Priya Punia, Shafali Verma