LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has elevated the charges of nationwide gamers for Take a look at, ODI, and T20I matches, making cricket extra financially engaging.
On June 30, the cricket board introduced males’s central contract lists for 2022-23, which got here into impact from Friday, 1 July.
For the primary time, the PCB has launched separate crimson and white-ball contracts, whereas 4 extra gamers have been added to the Rising Class. This implies a complete of 33 gamers, 13 greater than the earlier season, have obtained contracts for the following 12 months.
Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam, together with Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi have been awarded each crimson and white-ball contracts.
Gamers included in classes A, B, C, D and E will obtain equal charges for crimson and white ball matches.
PCB has hiked the Take a look at charges from Rs762,300 to Rs838,530 whereas the charges for ODI matches have been elevated from Rs468,815 to Rs515,696 and the T20I charges have witnessed a slight surge because it was hiked to Rs372,075 from Rs338,250.
Amongst the 10 gamers who’ve obtained red-ball contracts, Azhar Ali has been promoted to Class A, Abdullah Shafique, Naseem Shah have been positioned in Class C for the primary time together with Saud Shakeel, who has been awarded Class D.
Fawad Alam and Nauman Ali have been retained in Class B and C, respectively, whereas Abid Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah have been handed Class D contracts.
Eleven limited-over specialists have been awarded white-ball contracts.
Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan, who have been in Class B in 2021-22, have been awarded Class A contracts, whereas Haris Rauf has been promoted to Class B. Mohammad Nawaz has been retained in Class C.
Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir have been promoted from Rising to Class D the place they’re joined by first-timers Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Zahid Mehmood.
Within the Rising Class, the PCB as a part of its technique to encourage, develop and incentivise up-and-coming home performers, has elevated the variety of gamers from three to seven. Gamers within the Rising Class are: Ali Usman, Haseebullah, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Huraira, Qasim Akram and Salman Ali Agha.