Gautam Gambhir, who last played for India in a Test match in 2016, has been paid an amount of Rs 1,04,24,507 by the BCCI as a share of gross revenue 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2014-15 for the tournaments played outside India.
The left-handed opener is nowhere close to contention for a comeback into the team. In 2016, he was picked for the England Test series and scored 79 runs in the Indore Test. His comeback lasted just two Tests as he was dropped from the team for the last three Tests against England.
He scored 683 runs in Ranji Trophy 2017/18 to emerge out as the sixth highest run-scorer in the tournament. Still, he wasn’t included in any of the Duleep Trophy squads that start on Friday.
BCCI also paid an amount of Rs 40,50,000 to Rahul Dravid as a professional fee for the month of June. The former Indian skipper is the head coach of India A and U-19 team. BCCI had extended his contract for two years in 2017.
India’s Test-specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was also paid an amount of Rs 27,00,000 as 10% retainership fee for the period October 2017 to March 2018.
(with inputs from timesnownews.com)