Other women cricketers, who were listed in the Grade B category are Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma, and Taniya Bhatia.
Verma's stakes went higher as she recently played a magnificent 124-run knock from just 78 balls against Australia A in Brisbane. Mithali not being kept in the Rs 50 lakh category was expected as the 37-year-old retired from T20s in September last year. Another veteran, fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is also under the same contract as Raj after hanging up her T20I boots last August. However, she remains the ODI captain and is likely to play for the national team till next year's World Cup.
Shafali Verma came into the limelight ever since she made her India debut previous year. The opener will be expected to deliver in the upcoming T20 World Cup Down Under. Apart from Shefali, Harleen Deol and Priya Poonia have also put in Grade C when you look at the agreement. Both the players have entered the central contracts at Grade C.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 16 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced Annual Player Contracts for women team for the period from October 2019 to September 2020.
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India's T20 worldwide skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, opener Smriti Mandhana and spinner Poonam Yadav have been given Grade A contract by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Radha and Taniya, who both had a Grade C contract worth ₹10 lakh past year, have now entered Grade B.
Grade A, where the annunal salary is Rs 5 crore, includes Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant.
Grade C (Rs 10 lakh): Shefali Verma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Poonam Raut, Anuja Patil, Mansi Joshi, D Hemlata, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Harleen Deol, Priya Poonia.