Pakistan Cricket Board announces central contract for year 2017-18

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Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Mr. Shaharyar Khan announces the central contract reward for year 2017-18 of its players. 35 players have been nominated for central contract in four different categories.

Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed the new central contracts for period of September 2017 to August 2018. 10% increase in monthly salary plus match fee, Team and Individual performances bonuses has been added in all four categories.

Umar Akmal was not offered the central contract by the PCB. Players currently suspended due to the PSL spot-fixing inquiry were also omitted from the list of the contracted players

Apart from awarding central contracts which will get players monthly retainer fee according to the category they are in, PCB also announced some incentives and bonuses on the basis of individual and team performances. Details are provided below.

Category A: This is the most lucrative category and the players with experience and consistent performances in the last couple of years been awarded category A. Six players players alongside Pakistan new test captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been named in. Following is the compensation plan for “Category A” players.

Monthly Retainer Fee – (Rs 650,000 per month)

Test Match Fee – (Rs 500,000 per match)

ODI Match Fee – (Rs 400,000 per match)

Twenty20 Match Fee – (Rs 175,000 per match)

Category B: PCB included 4 players in the category B where Rs 450,000 will be the monthly salary of category b players plus match fee and win bonuses.

Category C: Some of the inconsistent players makes in the list in Category C. 11 players have been named in this category. Rs 260,000 will be paid to category C players plus of course the match fee and the win bonuses.

Category D: PCB also introduced a category D last year which include players who might not be the first choice picks in any of the international formats but has played in the recent past or emerging young talent. 14 players have been named in this category. A handsome amount of Rs 179,000 is awarded monthly to category d players.

Following is the complete List of Players awarded with central contract

S# Players Name Category
1 Azhar Ali A
2 Shoaib Malik A
3 Sarfaraz Ahmed A
4 Yasir Shah A
5 Mohammad Hafeez A
6 Mohammad Amir A
7 Babar Azam B
8 Imad Wasim B
9 Asad Shafiq B
10 Hasan Ali B
11 Wahab Riaz C
12 Rahat Ali C
13 Haris Sohail C
14 Sami Aslam C
15 Shan Masood C
16 Sohail Khan C
17 Fakhar Zaman C
18 Junaid Khan C
19 Ahmed Shehzad C
20 Mohammad Abbas C
21 Shadab Khan C
22 Mohammad Nawaz D
23 Asif Zakir D
24 Usman Salahuddin D
25 Amir Yamin D
26 Usman Shinwari D
27 Fahim Ashraf D
28 Ruman Raees D
29 Inamul Haq D
30 Bilal Asif D
31 Mir Hamza D
32 Umer Amin D
33 Mohammad Hasan D
34 Mohammad Asghar D
35 Mohammad Rizwan D



Source: Web Desk


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