Left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan, who returned to the Indian team for the ongoing South African tour, has been taken back in the BCCI's contacted players' list.
However this time he has been given a Grade C contract. A player in Grade C gets Rs 25 lakh for the year for which he has been selected.
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The working committee, at an emergent meeting in Chennai on Saturday, approved Zaheer’s return. In previous years, the pace spearhead had been bracketed in Grade A, which now fetches Rs 1 crore.
Some Board members wanted Zaheer to be placed straightway in Grade A considering his seniority, but the majority voted for Grade C.
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