The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has launched a listing of 20 gamers who’ve been awarded central contracts for the 2021-22 season.
The elite cricketers have been divided into 4 teams: Class-A, B, C and Rising Class.
4 gamers – Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi – have been included within the top-most class.
Based on the brand new central contracts, all gamers will obtain the identical match payment after they symbolize Pakistan, regardless of their class. It might additionally apply for gamers who will not be a part of the 20-man group.
“The equalisation of match charges signifies that all gamers who stroll out collectively to symbolize Pakistan will obtain the identical match charges regardless of which class they’re in, or whether or not they have a central contract or not,” PCB chief govt Wasim Khan mentioned in a press launch.
9 gamers who had been a part of the PCB’s annual contract listing in 2020-21 have been dropped this time and eight new names have been talked about within the 20-man listing.
Nonetheless, the PCB chief has assured that these gamers, who haven’t been picked for the annual contracts, will proceed to stay within the plans of the selectors.
“We’ve got seen eight new gamers emerge who’ve now gained central contracts. Because of the aggressive nature of the central contract system 9 gamers who had contracts in 2020-21 have sadly missed out on this event. The door stays firmly open for these gamers and they’ll proceed to stay within the plans of the selectors,” Wasim Khan added.
Pakistan males’s central contract listing:
Class A (25% improve in wage) – Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Class B (25% improve in wage) – Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Fawad Alam, Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah
Class C (25% improve in wage) – Abid Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Rising Class (15% improve in wage) – Imran Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
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