Deepti Sharma earned Grade A cadre in BCCI Women's Cricket

Deepti Sharma earns a Grade A cadre annual contract with a cap of Rs.50L. Only 2 players have been in Grade A so far and Deepti Becomes third alongside Smriti Mandana and Harmanpreet Kaur.

Shikha Pandey, the allrounder, who earned a recall after 15 months ahead of this year’s T20 World Cup in South Africa has been left out altogether. She had previously been in Grade B which had 10 players. That list has now been pruned to five, with Renuka Singh and Richa Ghosh, who were earlier handed a Grade C retainer, being the new entrants. The others include Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

Grade C, which is worth INR 10 lakh, has nine players from six previously. Among the first-timers are fast bowlers Meghna Singh and Anjali Sarvani, allrounders Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana and Devika Vaidya and batters S Meghana, Yastika Bhatia and Harleen Deol. Allrounder Radha Yadav is also part of this group, having earlier been given a Grade B contract.