BCCI has given a shock to Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav, both were removed from the contract list:
The BCCI has released the list of players who have been contracted this year. Under this, a total of 28 cricketers were awarded contracts in four categories. Team India captain Virat Kohli, ODI-T20 vice-captain Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah topped the list, they will get Rs 7 crore. BCCI has given a shock to Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav, as both were sent down at the same time and they were removed from the contract list by the BCCI. Their names are Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav and both were previously in Grade C on the BCCI contract list. Under this, they would take one crore rupees.
Kedar Jadhav, 36, was not on the contract list. He could not be part of the team for long and he last played for Team India on the 2020 tour of New Zealand. During that time he scored 35 runs in two matches. He has not scored another half-century since scoring a century against Afghanistan in the 2019 World Cup.
There is also a problem with his fitness. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has secured a place in Team India under his captaincy. He played many great matches for India. Jadhav, who played 73 ODIs for India, scored 1389 runs at an average of 42.09. This time he scored two centuries and six fifties. He also took 27 wickets and also played nine T20 matches for India scoring 122 runs.
At the same time, Manish Pandey could not take advantage of the opportunities available in Team India. He returned to the ODI team in January 2020. But his highest score was 42 in three matches. He was confined to the bench for most of the match. However, Manish Pandey has definitely got a chance in the T20 squad. During this time from August 2019 to December 2020, he was constantly in Team India.
This time he scored 171 runs at an average of 57. However, he managed to score only one century and half a century in 11 matches played during this period. Pandey, 31, joined the Indian team in 2015. He has played 26 ODIs for India so far. 1 Century, scored 492 runs with two half-centuries. At the same time, he scored 709 runs in 39 T20 matches with three fifties.