None of the office-bearers kept in loop, won’t sign central contracts:Amitabh Choudhary

Vastavam web: BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary today questioned the process followed for awarding central contracts to international and domestic cricketers, saying none of the office-bearers were kept in the loop on the matter.COA member Diana Edulji, however, alleged that the BCCI finance committee sat on the central contracts despite three reminders and all officer-bearers were informed including Choudhary.

What I can tell you for sure is that I was not part of process. I can also tell you that nobody from the board was. I also happen to be the convenor of senior selection committee and no meeting was called. I won t sign (on the contracts) if they come to me, Choudhary told.We wrote to the BCCI finance committee three times (first time in October and latest this January) but did not get a reply. Now the players insurance was also coming up for renewal so we had to go ahead with the contracts, said Edulji.

I can also tell you that the selectors met on Saturday and the gradation was done only by them, she added.A new A+ category was introduced for India players who play all three formats while C category was added for the women cricketers. The five players in A+ category including captain Virat Kohli would gets Rs 7 crore each while the players in A, B and C categrory Rs 5 crore, Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively. MS Dhoni was named in A category as he doesn t play all formats.