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MS Dhoni heading towards retirement? BCCI drops him from annual player contract list

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 January 2020, 18:02 IST

India’s World Cup winning skipper MS Dhoni distanced himself from cricket after team India’s exit from the World Cup 2019, and on Thursday the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) left the former skipper out of its Annual Player Contracts for the 2019-20 season.

The recent development has given way to fresh doubts on the future of MS Dhoni who has not featured for the Indian side since the World Cup semifinal loss against New Zealand. The BCCI on Thursday announced central contract for players for the 2019-10 season. While Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the only players in A plus catagory, there is not spot for Dhoni in the entire list.

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The Indian cricket board put forth the central contracts for the period of October 2019 to September 2020. Previously, MS Dhoni was in the A category, which collects a cricketer Rs 5 crore, untill 2019. captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were retained in the highest A plus bracket of Rs 7 crore.

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First published: 16 January 2020, 15:13 IST
 
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