Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel Both Awarded BCCI Central Contracts in Grade C

The India vs England Test series was a highly anticipated one. In the absence of some senior players, Rohit Sharma led a young Indian side. Five young players made their debut in their Test cricket. Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel also made their debut and performed exceptionally well. But recently, depending on their exceptional performance, they have been awarded a BCCI grade C contract. 

BCCI Contract for Sarfaraz and Dhruv Jurel:

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Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel hailed as heroes from the recently concluded Test series against England, were honored with induction into the BCCI’s central contract. This recognition came after they fulfilled the prerequisite of participating in three Tests within the current season. The decision to include them was contingent upon meeting this specific criterion, reflecting the stringent standards set forth by the Indian Cricket Board.

The announcement of the annual retainers for the 2023/24 season last month sparked controversy within Indian cricket circles. Notably, the exclusion of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan from the list stirred debates and discussions. However, BCCI clarified that Sarfaraz and Jurel would only be considered for central contracts if they played three Tests in the ongoing season, setting a clear benchmark for inclusion.

Both Sarfaraz and Jurel debuted in the third match of the five-Test series against England in Rajkot. They subsequently met the stipulated criteria by featuring in the fifth and final Test held in Dharamsala earlier this month. As a result, Sarfaraz and Jurel have been formally inducted into Group C of the BCCI’s central contract, entitling them to an annual retainership fee of INR 1 crore. This elevation reflects not only their achievements but also the relentless pursuit of excellence within Indian cricket, ushering them into a new era of recognition and responsibility.

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Their Performances:

In the third Test match of the five-match Test series against England, Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jirel made their debut in Test cricket. In that match, Sarfaraz completed his half-century and scored 62 runs in 66 balls. On the other hand, Dhruv Jurel missed his maiden half-century by 4 runs only and was dismissed on 46 runs in 104 balls. Even in the second innings, Sarfaraz remained unbeaten on 68 runs in 72 balls. 

In the fourth Test, the cricket world has seen a masterclass by Dhruv Jurel. He played an excellent knock of 90 runs in 149 balls. He smashed 6 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. But he missed his maiden Test hundred. In the second innings, he remained unbeaten on 39 runs. 

In the last match, Sarfaraz  Khan played an excellent knock of 56 runs in 60 balls with 8 boundaries and 1 over-boundary. In that match, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma both got centuries. India won the match by an innings and 64 runs. With that, they named the series by a 4-1 margin. 

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The India vs England Test series was a highly anticipated one. In the absence of some senior players, Rohit Sharma led a young Indian side. Five young players made their debut in their Test cricket. Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel also made their debut and performed exceptionally well. But recently, depending on their exceptional performance, they have been awarded a BCCI grade C contract. 

BCCI Contract for Sarfaraz and Dhruv Jurel:

Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel hailed as heroes from the recently concluded Test series against England, were honored with induction into the BCCI's central contract. This recognition came after they fulfilled the prerequisite of participating in three Tests within the current season. The decision to include them was contingent upon meeting this specific criterion, reflecting the stringent standards set forth by the Indian Cricket Board.

The announcement of the annual retainers for the 2023/24 season last month sparked controversy within Indian cricket circles. Notably, the exclusion of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan from the list stirred debates and discussions. However, BCCI clarified that Sarfaraz and Jurel would only be considered for central contracts if they played three Tests in the ongoing season, setting a clear benchmark for inclusion.

Both Sarfaraz and Jurel debuted in the third match of the five-Test series against England in Rajkot. They subsequently met the stipulated criteria by featuring in the fifth and final Test held in Dharamsala earlier this month. As a result, Sarfaraz and Jurel have been formally inducted into Group C of the BCCI's central contract, entitling them to an annual retainership fee of INR 1 crore. This elevation reflects not only their achievements but also the relentless pursuit of excellence within Indian cricket, ushering them into a new era of recognition and responsibility.

Their Performances:

In the third Test match of the five-match Test series against England, Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jirel made their debut in Test cricket. In that match, Sarfaraz completed his half-century and scored 62 runs in 66 balls. On the other hand, Dhruv Jurel missed his maiden half-century by 4 runs only and was dismissed on 46 runs in 104 balls. Even in the second innings, Sarfaraz remained unbeaten on 68 runs in 72 balls. 

In the fourth Test, the cricket world has seen a masterclass by Dhruv Jurel. He played an excellent knock of 90 runs in 149 balls. He smashed 6 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. But he missed his maiden Test hundred. In the second innings, he remained unbeaten on 39 runs. 

In the last match, Sarfaraz  Khan played an excellent knock of 56 runs in 60 balls with 8 boundaries and 1 over-boundary. In that match, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma both got centuries. India won the match by an innings and 64 runs. With that, they named the series by a 4-1 margin. 

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