“Face the ‘litmus test’ as a cricketer”: Sanjay Manjrekar’s big take on Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s contract termination

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Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has shared his opinion on the snub of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in the BCCI’s annual contract for the upcoming season. He dug into the duo and praised the governing body for rewarding players who want to play tough cricket.

He Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday (February 28) released the annual player contracts for Team India. While there were some notable entries in the list, seasoned activists Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan were not in the list.

Releasing the official statement regarding the duo’s snub in annual player contracts for Team India, BCCI stated: “Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan were not considered for annual contracts in this round of recommendations.”

The termination of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan’s one-year BCCI contract meant that the rumors doing the rounds turned out to be true. Several media reports claimed that the duo would be snubbed by the governing body because they did not play domestic cricket.

Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan were one of the mainstays of the Indian white-ball cricket team over the last one year. However, going against the BCCI did them no good and resulted in the contract of the team’s two talented superstars being terminated.

Ishan Kishan, despite the request of the team management, did not participate in the Ranji Trophy, while Shreyas Iyer claimed that he has back pain, which the NCA termed as false. BCCI secretary Jay Shah sternly warned contract and India A cricketers last week that not participating in the ongoing Ranji Trophy will not be tolerated and now everyone can witness the result of it.

When the BCCI released the contract list for the 2023-24 season (October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024) and snubbed Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer, Sanjay Manjrekar reacted. He believes the BCCI did the right thing by subjecting the players to the “litmus test”.

On his Twitter account he stated: “Congratulations to @BCCI for rewarding players who want to play tough cricket and for one reason only… facing the ‘litmus test’ as cricketers.”

Reports from Indian Express have claimed that Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan are likely not to be part of the squad in the T20 World Cup 2024. However, the doors are not closed for them yet as they have to appear in domestic cricket to be considered. the national team.

Annual Player Contracts for Team India 2023-24 Season; Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan miss each other

Here are the annual player contracts for the 2023-24 season of Team India

Grade A+ (4 Athletes)

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja.

Grade A (6 Athletes)

R Ashwin, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya.

Grade B (5 Athletes)

Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Grade C (15 Athletes)

Rinku Singh, Tilak Verma, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Dube, Ravi Bishnoi, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Mukesh Kumar, Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh, KS Bharat, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan and Rajat Patidar.

The BCCI will also give fast bowling contracts to Akash Deep, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Umran Malik, Yash Dayal and Vidwath Kaverappa.

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