Mumbai: BCCI has made it clear that Irfan Pathan was mistakenly left out of the from the list of contracted players for the 2009-10 season.
BCCI list of 40 players who were offered contracts for October 1, 2009 to September was announced on Wednesday . The list didn"t include the Irfan's name.
BCCI issued a clarification later saying that Irfan's name was "mistakenly left out of the Retainership list that was sent to the media earlier today", adding "he is part of the list, and figures in Grade C". Irfan"s inclusion in the list takes the number of contracted players to 41.
The complete list:
Grade A (Rs 60 lakh): Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, V V S Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.
Grade B (Rs 40 lakh): Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, R P Singh, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra.
Grade C (Rs 25 lakh): S Badrinath, Wasim Jaffer, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, S Sreesanth, Dinesh Karthik and Amit Mishra.