Yuvraj "Waterboy" Singh demoted in BCCI contracts

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Already battling poor form, middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh today suffered another jolt with the Cricket Board dropping him from the top grade of the central contracts which will carry substantial hikes in retainership fees. Talented left-hander Suresh Raina, who has been in good nick, has been upgraded to the top grade which has nine players, including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid among others. The Grade-A players will now be entitled to a revised retainership fee of Rs one crore, a substantial hike of Rs 40 lakh from last year's contract. In another interesting move, the BCCI's Gradation Committee, which met in Chennai today, also got rid of Grade D where some players got an annual retainership of Rs 15 lakh last year. Only 24 players have been offered annual retainership fees against 41 who were offered last season. If anyone from non-contracted player plays for India next season, he will be upgraded to C category, according to a BCCI release. The BCCI also hiked the retainership fees of the players as the Grade A players will now receive Rs 1 crore from the Rs 60 lakh they received last year. The Grade B players will now get Rs 50 lakh instead of Rs 40 lakh while those in Grade C will continue getting Rs 25 lakh. The Indian players who will be in the playing XI will be now getting Rs 7 lakh per Test match, Rs 4 lakh for an ODI and Rs 2 lakh for a T20 match. For Yuvraj, the demotion to grade-B will be another blow after being dropped from the Test squad in the two recent series. Delhi batsman Virat Kohli, who has had a prolific ODI season, has been rewarded with a Grade B retainership improving upon his earlier Grade D category. Similarly Rohit Sharma who was earlier in Grade B has been demoted to Grade C. Cheteshwar Pujara who scored a half century on debut against Australia has moved to Grade C along with Karnataka pacers Vinay Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun and Tamil Nadu off-spinner Ravi Ashwin. Murali Vijay and Pragyan Ojha also made significant strides as they were included in the Grade B category. However, the Pathan brothers Irfan and Yusuf, UP pacers Rudra Pratap Singh, Sudeep Tyagi, Tamil Nadu captain Dinesh Karthik, Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel, Bengal's Manoj Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha and Ashok Dinda, Delhi batsman Shikhar Dhawan, Mumbai players Ajinkya Rahane, Wasim Jaffer and Abhishek Nayar are without any central contracts. Following are the players offered central contracts:
(Grade A): Sachin Tendulkar, M S Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, V V S Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan.

(Grade B): Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Praveen Kumar, Virat Kohli, M Vijay, Pragyan Ojha.

(Grade C): S Sreesanth, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vinay Kumar.

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My my how ungrateful by the

My my how ungrateful by the BCCI after such yeomen service of the highest calibre of waterboy duties carried out by Yuvraj :P

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Too harsh! He was a top

Too harsh! He was a top quality grade A waterboy Lol

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when our number of contracted

when our number of contracted players gets increased to 100, theirs gets the cut. very interesting. wonder what is the right way to develop the new generation. maybe india has some regional contracts schemes or something...

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Would like to see Yuvi's face

Would like to see Yuvi's face now... He gets pretty pissed off doesn't he?

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hehe,he showed a middle

hehe,he showed a middle finger to the crowd at he P.Sara na? N.Srinivasan and the BCCI has just shown a nice big middle finger to him.lol

Come on sing it with me-

"WE WANT WATERBOY,WATERBOY,WATERBOY
WE WANT WATERBOY,WATERBOY,WATERBOY

Sing it with the Papara beat lol :D

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Pauw machang. They arrested

Pauw machang. They arrested those two boys at the grounds for calling him waterboy. There was a video of the incident during the Test series. No idea if its still floating around.

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most irritating batsman in

most irritating batsman in Indian cricket. talented, but has to learn to be humble at the same time. but he's beyond his learning age i think. Kohli also following his path to some extent...

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its like who tears srilankan

its like who tears srilankan bowlers apart becomes a bad person just go n hide urself u loosers u didnt desreve to watch cricket

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What a comeback and a slap on

What a comeback and a slap on the face of his critics by this world cup performance. He became the Man of the Series. BE JEALOUS YOU ALL LOOSERS. He knows how to behave but you shud learn to do before telling anyone else

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Yuvraj will make his come back

Its obvious that he had a bad time of cricket life.But it is not permanent, im pretty sure that he will make his comeback.If he can hit six out of six then he can definitely make his comeback

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