Sreesanth, Raina get BCCI~~s Group C contract

Published: Thursday, May 4, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:With both of them playing 15 ODIs since October 1, Kerala pacer S Sreesanth and Utar Pradesh southpaw Suresh Raina were awarded BCCI Group C contract today.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement that both the cricketers have been offered players contracts in the Group 'C' with a retainership of Rs. 20 lakhs each.

BCCI has eight players, including axed Sourav Ganguly, in Group A who are entitled to a retainership of Rs 50 lakh, four in Group B getting Rs 35 lakh and five in Group C with Sreesanth and Raina's inclusion.

Group A: Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan.

Group B: Yuvraj Singh, Mohd Kaif, Ajit Agarkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Group C: Murali Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth and Suresh Raina.

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