Shafali Verma Granted BCCI Central Contract

Shafali Verma Granted BCCI Central Contract

Shafali Verma Granted BCCI Central Contract

Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol and Priya Puniya-- all teenage batting sensation were given a Grade C contract by BCCI.

The BCCI expanded their list of contracted cricketers from a total of 20 last year to 22 for the period of October 2019 to September 2020. 

Later this month, Verma will turn 16. She first caught people’s attention through a stroke-filled 34 for Velocity against Trailblazers last May at the Women’s Twenty20 Challenge in Jaipur. 

She made her debut in the home series against South Africa. Since then, she’s been featured in all of India’s nine T20Is -- scoring two fifties from her 222 runs, with a strike rate of 142.30. 

Here is a list of all the contracted Senior Women cricketers:

Grade A (INR 50 Lakhs)

  • Harmanpreet Kaur

  • Smriti Mandhana

  • Poonam Yadav

Grade B (INR 30 Lakhs) 

  • Mithali Raj 

  • Jhulan Goswami 

  • Ekta Bisht 

  • Radha Yadav

  • Shikha Pandey 

  • Deepti Sharma

  • Jemimah Rodrigues 

  • Taniya Bhatia

Grade C (INR 10 Lakhs)

  • Veda Krishnamurthy 

  • Punam Raut

  • Anuja Patil 

  • Mansi Joshi 

  • D. Hemlatha

  • Arundhati Reddy 

  • Rajeshwari Gayakwad 

  • Pooja Vastrakar

  • Harleen Deol 

  • Priya Punia

  • Shafali Verma

Although Priya Puniya hasn’t been featured in India’s T20I for either the South Africa home series or the West Indies tour, she was still backed with a C category contract. Since her debut on the New Zealand tour last February 2019, she’s played eight limited-overs for India. 

Meanwhile, Harleen Deol made her ODI and T20I debut during a home series against England in February to March last year. Unfortunately, she suffered a toe injury and missed India A’s tour of Australia and the Senior Women’s T20 Challenger trophy. Despite this, she was still included in the squad for the upcoming tri-series in Australia. 

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