Ashwin replaces Harbhajan at the top

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Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced retainerships for cricketers in various categories for the 2012-13 season. There are nine players in Grade 'A' category, eight in Grade 'B' and 20 players in Grade 'C'.

Tamil Nadu and India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been promoted from Grade 'B' to Grade 'A', replacing Harbhajan Singh. Irfan Pathan too got himself a Grade B contract after being ignored for the last two seasons.

Ishant Sharma has been demoted from Grade A to Grade B, while Praveen Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja find themselves moving down to Grade C from Grade B. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Umesh Yadav got promoted from Grade C to Grade B. Ashok Dinda and Lakshmipathy Balaji made it to Grade C, while Saurashtra's Jaydev Unadkat, previously in Grade C, failed to retain his contract.

The details of the retainerships are as follows:

Grade A: Rs.1 crore each

1. Sachin Tendulkar

2. M S Dhoni

3. Zaheer Khan

4. Virender Sehwag

5. Gautam Gambhir

6. Suresh Raina

7. Yuvraj Singh

8. Virat Kohli

9. R Ashwin

Grade B:  Rs.50 lakhs each

1. Harbhajan Singh

2. Ishant Sharma

3. Pragyan Ojha

4. Rohit Sharma

5. Cheteshwar Pujara

6. Ajinkya Rahane

7. Irfan Pathan

8. Umesh Yadav

Grade C: Rs.25 lakhs each

1. Ravindra Jadeja

2. Amit Mishra

3. Vinay Kumar

4. Munaf Patel

5. Abhimanyu Mithun

6. Murali Vijay

7. Shikhar Dhawan

8. Wriddhiman Saha

9. Parthiv Patel

10. Manoj Tiwary

11. S Badrinath

12. Piyush Chawla

13. Dinesh Karthik

14. Rahul Sharma

15. Varun Aaron

16. Abhinav Mukund

17. Ashok Dinda

18. Yusuf Pathan

19. Praveen Kumar

20. L Balaji

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