The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering significant modifications to the Central Contracts of the players representing the national side. It has been disclosed that Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan are expected to increase their remuneration substantially. This information was given during the late hours of Friday. Based on the available sources, it has been determined by the cricketing organization that there will be a reduction in the total number of players included in the central contract.
This number stood at 33 the previous year, but it is now intended to be reduced to 25 or 26. Additionally, it has been decided to discontinue the inclusion of the red and white ball category within the contracts. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the players would get a significant surge of approximately 50% in their match earnings as part of their newly negotiated contracts.
Do you know how much Babar, Shaheen, and Rizwan will be paid under their new contracts?
The forthcoming contracts will be allocated into four distinct categories for the players, denoted as A, B, C, and D. According to reports, senior cricketers Babar, Rizwan, and Shaheen have been placed in category A and are the highest earners, receiving a substantial monthly retainer of Rs4.5 million. This amount is nearly four times higher than the offer made in the previous year.
In Category B, athletes are expected to receive a remuneration of approximately Rs3 million, whereas players falling under Category C and D can anticipate earning between Rs0.75 million and Rs1.5 million. It is essential to acknowledge that the contracts, which initially had an expiration date of June 30, were subsequently extended for an additional month. This extension was necessitated by the prevailing uncertainty surrounding the chairmanship position inside the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to allocate central contracts to players after the appointment of the new selection committee and the endorsement of Zaka Ashraf, the head of the PCB management committee. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has just designated Misbah-ul-Haq, a former Test cricketer, to assume the position of head of the esteemed Cricket Technical Committee.
The committee comprises esteemed individuals from Test cricket, namely Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is anticipated to assume the role of head of the newly formed selection committee and Mohammad Hafeez. This trio of cricket experts will offer suggestions and guidance on various aspects of cricket.
Encompassing but not restricted to the comprehensive domestic framework, scheduling, playing conditions, the appointment of national selection committees, national team coaches, central and domestic contracts, and strategies for advancing umpires, referees, and curators. In addition, they will possess the authority to extend invitations to further cricket specialists and will be responsible for providing frequent reports to the head of the PCB Management Committee.