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‘Indispensible’ Dhoni missing from BCCI 2019-20 contract list

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Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the mens contract for 2019-20 and the major omission was former skipper M.S. Dhoni.

India skipper Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma were named in the ‘A+’ grade, which means they will pocket Rs 7 crore each.

The other categories are ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ and will see players pocket Rs 5 crore, Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore, respectively.

According to a BCCI statement, the period from October 2019 to September 2020 has Kohli, Rohit and Bumrah in the Grade A+ category like the last cycle. However, Dhoni, who was in the Rs 5 crore ‘A’ category bracket, is missing.

The 38-year-old has been on a break from the game since India’s World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand last year.

Speaking to IANS, India head coach Ravi Shastri had said that they will wait till the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 to take a call on Dhoni.

Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has kept his place in the grade ‘A’ bracket, despite his inconsistent performances.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been injured for long spells and is currently continuing his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after a successful sports hernia surgery, is also in the same bracket.

K.L. Rahul has also found place in the Rs 5 crore bracket owing to his stellar performances in white-ball cricket.

The other players in the grade ‘A’ bracket are Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav.

Hardik Pandya, who is also out injured and is on his road to recovery, kept his place in the Rs 3 crore grade ‘B’ category. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav, wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal are other two in the ‘B’ category where Test opener Mayank Agarwal is also present.

Category ‘C’ includes Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Hanuma Vihari, Kedar Jadhav, and Shardul Thakur.

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Actress Divya Chouksey passes away;Sought help in her last tweet.

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According to media reports, Divya was suffering from cancer. Divya’s friend Niharika Raizada has confirmed the death of the actress by writing a post on Facebook. Divya’s cousin Soumya wrote on her Facebook account – ‘I have to tell with great sadness that my cousin Divya Chaukse has died today at a very young age due to cancer.’

She further added ,’She did an acting course from London, she was also a very good model. She has worked in many films and serial. Today she left us. May her soul rest in peace. ‘

Divya Chouksey was not very active on Twitter. But in her last tweet, she asked for help. Divya’s last tweet was on May 7. In her last tweet, Divya wrote, Does anyone know about misseltow therapy? I need help. ‘

Divya started her career with the film ‘Hai Apna Dil To Avara’. Divya was also seen in many advertisements. According to the information, apart from acting, Divya had also taken training in Kathak, Ballroom and Dance.

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