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    PCB announce details of Central Contracts for 2019-20; Hafeez and Malik not offered contracts

    Central contracts for 2019-20 announced

    Lahore, 8 August 2019:

    The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced list of central contracts for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test Championship Tests, three ODIs and nine T20Is.

    The list has been trimmed from 33 to 19 and the players who have been awarded central contracts are:

    Category A – Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Yasir Shah

    Category B – Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz

    Category C – Abid Ali, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood and Usman Shinwari

    While finalising the list of central contracts, which will run from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, players’ performances and fitness in the past 12 months and the formats they are likely to represent Pakistan in the upcoming season was taken into consideration.

    Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have not been offered contracts but they will remain available for selection.

    PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said: “I want to congratulate all those who have been offered central contracts for the next season. We have significantly increased the financial value of the 2019-20 retainers across each category. This is over and above what had been agreed in the current agreement, which is due to run until 2021.

    “The PCB have set high standards and targets in its strategic plan for the upcoming season. We want to attach a high value to receiving a central contract. We have complete faith and confidence that these players will set-up and produce on-field performances that will help us collectively achieve our objectives and targets.”

    Pakistan cricket team’s schedule from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020:

    v Sri Lanka – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is (split tour)
    v Australia – 2 Tests, 3 T20Is
    v Bangladesh – 2 Tests, 3 T20Is


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    Any idea about the income of cricketers?

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    So Specialist kaptaan will be remain as Limited over caption for some time

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    So, Sarfraz is LOI captain
    And, Babar leads in tests.

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    yasir shah and sarfraz ahmed in A category what the hell ?Yasir shah have some serious mafia backing .first he was picked for aus odis without any merit than he is awarded a A category this is some next level ********

    this is great news
    Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have not been offered contracts but they will remain available for selection

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    Sarfraz will be the captain in all three formats


    He has no performance to speak of in last two years to get an A contract. Pathetic by PCB
    Last edited by shah_1; 8th August 2019 at 12:13.

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    Apart from these two blunder i am happy with the list .Great to see golden boy amir is listed in c category this is where he belong

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    Yasir will be only good in series against Sri Lanka, he will be useless in Aus and Eng
    They give him A category just for these 2 tests?

    Fitness also could have been criteria but they picked wrestlers in A category ( Sarfaraz and Yasir)

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    Why Wahab is category B?
    He comes into after 1+ year and gets Category B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afhan Ali View Post
    Yasir will be only good in series against Sri Lanka, he will be useless in Aus and Eng
    They give him A category just for these 2 tests?


    Fitness also could have been criteria but they picked wrestlers in A category ( Sarfaraz and Yasir)
    i am afraid he will .Sl will probably play test series in pakistan and we all knows how much flat lahore and karachi pitches are .He will be toothless in that series

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    Most important part is the list is made due to our FTP which suggest we will play test matches more than odis so the contract is given to those who are regular in test format ,i would say quite a smart move from wasim khan

    Pakistan cricket team’s schedule from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020:

    v Sri Lanka – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is (split tour)
    v Australia – 2 Tests, 3 T20Is
    v Bangladesh – 2 Tests, 3 T20Is

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    Wahab has no long term future with Pakistan and is already 35. Also cannot understand the decision to give Azhar Ali a contract, the guy has been a bloody disgrace ever since YK, Misbah retired, needs to be urgently moved on.

    Less said about Sarfaraz being in A the better

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    So Pakistan plays 6 Tests, 3 ODIs and 9 T20Is as per the article for a whole year. Isn't that way too less for an international team, only 42 days of international cricket?


    If he bowls with a full sleeve and is an off-spinner, rest assured he chucks. Amen

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    How is this even allowed without CS being consulted? Chief selector should have been hired first then you should have announced the central contracts.

    Baffling to say the least by Wasim Khan. Wasim doesn't really aspire any confidence with decisions like this, appointing Malik as Captain(when he didn't want to), allowing Inzamam to directly interfering in the team selection during first 5 matches of WC and now retaining Safraz as captain(putting the whole blame on Micky Arthur).

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    If Yasir Shah gotten a grade A central contract then Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq should have aswell
    Last edited by RedwoodOriginal; 8th August 2019 at 12:47.

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    Eid Mubarak to Sarfraz Ahmed, while they are at it award him the highest civilian award as well for his efforts @Markhor

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    What in the name of Lord is Sarfaraz doing in the A contract.This has left a very bad taste in my mouth.A bad sign for what's to come.Also Yasir Shah has fast become intolerable after his inclusion in the Odi series unnecessarily.Want to see the back of him as soon as possible.

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    So, basically only test cricketers in category A and B.
    Last edited by Babar_Azam_fan; 8th August 2019 at 12:55.

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    Sarfraz gets a grade A contract for doing nothing


    Well done Wasim Khan . This is the meritocracy you talk about

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    Faheem Ashraf has gone from poster boy to bin bag in rapid time!

    Mohammed Hasnain will be disappointed. Preferred over Shinwari for the World Cup. Doesn't get a game, only to be pushed behind Shinwari again when it comes to central contracts.

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    i think Imad Wasim would be disappointed to be in the C-Category... he should be ahead, atleast in B..

    disappointed to see hasan ali get the contract. should have been out.

    M.Hussnain should have been in the list ... i think he got sliced out by Shanwari... but i think both could have been there.

    Fahem Ashraf probably gets what he deserved... doesnt deserve to be in the contracts list ...

    Abid Ali is a good choice. he should get to play ahead of fakhar

    emmerging category should have been kept. likes of Harris Rauf, Zafar Gohar, Umer Khan, M.Hussnain, Faheem, Aamir Yamin etc should have been in tht list

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    Damn, Wasim in on fire.

    Left out the seniors and Amir isn’t in the A/B category.

    Didn’t see this coming.

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    This is Perfect.. Obvioulsy Saffy will stay as no decision will be made..Hasanin and any other young up and coming ones will have to perform first to get anywhere...

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    Good decision by wasim khan.I am happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    How is this even allowed without CS being consulted? Chief selector should have been hired first then you should have announced the central contracts.

    Baffling to say the least by Wasim Khan. Wasim doesn't really aspire any confidence with decisions like this, appointing Malik as Captain(when he didn't want to), allowing Inzamam to directly interfering in the team selection during first 5 matches of WC and now retaining Safraz as captain(putting the whole blame on Micky Arthur).
    Selectors are free to chose anyone they don't have to worry about who has a contract or not. Secondly contracts are given on past performances not future. So please before you start commenting better to think a little on how things work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Patriot View Post
    What in the name of Lord is Sarfaraz doing in the A contract.This has left a very bad taste in my mouth.A bad sign for what's to come.Also Yasir Shah has fast become intolerable after his inclusion in the Odi series unnecessarily.Want to see the back of him as soon as possible.
    He is the current captain and have been captain for last 3 years so was an automatic pick in the A category. The contracts are mostly given on past performances and role in the team etc. If he gets stripped from captaincy etc in the future you will see that reflected on his contract next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    Selectors are free to chose anyone they don't have to worry about who has a contract or not. Secondly contracts are given on past performances not future. So please before you start commenting better to think a little on how things work.
    I know this already

    The CS should be consulted about this and this is my personal opinion so don't tell what to say or not

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    While i am happy with decision to put amir in c category but i can't understand inclusion of wahab in B and sarfraz/yasir in A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny_majoka View Post
    While i am happy with decision to put amir in c category but i can't understand inclusion of wahab in B and sarfraz/yasir in A
    Perhaps this indicates there are in the plans for the Test side?

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    Sarfraz shouldnt even be in consideration for a place in team

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    I know this already

    The CS should be consulted about this and this is my personal opinion so don't tell what to say or not
    If you know this already then you must know selectors are not consulted for player contracts and should never be consulted as that will put them under pressure to pick certain contracted players instead of picking players based on current form and performance regardless of contract.

    Your opinion makes no sense.

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    Test cricketers need to be rewarded and given A contracts.

    Based on performances, it should have been:

    A: Babar, Haris, Abbas, Shaheen

    B: Sarfraz, Yasir, Shafiq, Azhar, Imam, Abid (potential).

    C: Amir, Hasan, Wahab, rest of the LOI railu kattas.

    Good to see Malik/Moha out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    Sarfraz shouldnt even be in consideration for a place in team
    They have not groomed another captain or wicket keeper so have no choice but to stick with him for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Test cricketers need to be rewarded and given A contracts.

    Based on performances, it should have been:

    A: Babar, Haris, Abbas, Shaheen

    B: Sarfraz, Yasir, Shafiq, Azhar, Imam, Abid (potential).

    C: Amir, Hasan, Wahab, rest of the LOI railu kattas.

    Good to see Malik/Moha out.
    C category is for potential not B or A. Also Sarfraz have been captain for 3 years so there is no choice but to give him A contract. For them to even consider not giving him A contract he has to be stripped of captaincy first.

    Secondly any player who plays all 3 formats or long term tests specialist who is performing well must be given A contract.

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    Ideally, I would not want to give Sarfraz any contract. He should be sacked as a captain too.

    Unfortunately, we have no alternative/better keeper and Test Championship is coming. He can be in the C grade as well.

    A is way too high, and has left a bad taste in mouth re. Wasim Khan. Gave in to Sarfraz mafia lobbying.

    Yasir is a failure in LOIs but need to be rewarded for Tests. B is okay, as his Test form isn't good at all either.


    Exclusive Test cricketers should never go below B grade. They should always be at A or B.

    Exclusive LOIs should be kept at C, unless they're world class then we can promote them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    C category is for potential not B or A. Also Sarfraz have been captain for 3 years so there is no choice but to give him A contract. For them to even consider not giving him A contract he has to be stripped of captaincy first.

    Secondly any player who plays all 3 formats or long term tests specialist who is performing well must be given A contract.
    Sarfraz shouldn't be the captain. Even if he is, then B is still ok based on his form. It's true that we cannot drop him right away in Tests, because of his keeping. Rizwan isn't any good.

    Someone who plays all the 3 formats and is doing well in Tests should be in A or B indeed.

    Exclusive Test cricketers should be in A or B too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Test cricketers need to be rewarded and given A contracts.

    Based on performances, it should have been:

    A: Babar, Haris, Abbas, Shaheen

    B: Sarfraz, Yasir, Shafiq, Azhar, Imam, Abid (potential).

    C: Amir, Hasan, Wahab, rest of the LOI railu kattas.

    Good to see Malik/Moha out.

    No shadab, fakhar, shan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Sarfraz shouldn't be the captain. Even if he is, then B is still ok based on his form. It's true that we cannot drop him right away in Tests, because of his keeping. Rizwan isn't any good.

    Someone who plays all the 3 formats and is doing well in Tests should be in A or B indeed.

    Exclusive Test cricketers should be in A or B too.
    You cant give any captain less than A because that will undermine his position in the team which would be a blunder by any organisation to undermine their own captain. So as long as he is captain of all 3 formats A is not arguable.

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    Good riddance of moha and malik.... Hafeez should now know that he is not in the future plans of PCB and announces his retirement from ODIs just like Malik...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    If you know this already then you must know selectors are not consulted for player contracts and should never be consulted as that will put them under pressure to pick certain contracted players instead of picking players based on current form and performance regardless of contract.

    Your opinion makes no sense.
    Old articles. You are a liar
    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/35...ontract-by-pcb
    PCB press release, the names and categories of the players were recommended by the Central Contracts Selection Committee, comprising Director Cricket Operations Haroon Rashid, National Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Director Academies Mudassar Nazar.
    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/aust...-15/2014-03-31
    The fact that the list, finalised by the national selection panel,
    https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...tral-contracts


    The meeting would be attended by Dalmiya, SK Nair (the board secretary), John Wright, the national coach, and Syed Kirmani (the chairman of the selection committee). Sourav Ganguly would also be consulted on the allocation of grades.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    He is the current captain and have been captain for last 3 years so was an automatic pick in the A category. The contracts are mostly given on past performances and role in the team etc. If he gets stripped from captaincy etc in the future you will see that reflected on his contract next time.
    But the contract is for the next season and it is decided based on the amount of the representation the player will potentially be giving PCT.So Sarfaraz in A category means that he will be potentially represnting us(possibly as captain since its 'A' category) in the upcoming season.And thats not something he deserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask_analyse_act View Post
    No shadab, fakhar, shan
    They can be in C, I left that grade open for them and their likes.

    Though, Shadab can arguably be in B grade as well as he's our only good leg-spin option, and always a part of the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    You cant give any captain less than A because that will undermine his position in the team which would be a blunder by any organisation to undermine their own captain. So as long as he is captain of all 3 formats A is not arguable.
    Your point is understandable.

    It's sad that Sarfraz isn't being sacked as a captain.

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    These are all when system was not working properly now we have a proper system hopefully I can see things how it should work. But obviously people like you are still stuck in the past and probably the reason why PCB was in such a mess in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Patriot View Post
    But the contract is for the next season and it is decided based on the amount of the representation the player will potentially be giving PCT.So Sarfaraz in A category means that he will be potentially represnting us(possibly as captain since its 'A' category) in the upcoming season.And thats not something he deserves.
    Contract are for the future for sure but unless the player announces retirement or close to retirement generally contract are given on how many games player has played etc and in Sarfraz game he has played maximum games as all format captain. So at this moment they had no choice but to award him A grade contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Your point is understandable.

    It's sad that Sarfraz isn't being sacked as a captain.
    The reason why he is not sacked as captain is because nobody else is groomed plus he is the best WK batsmen around. Pakistan need to groom another captain and WK batsman ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    These are all when system was not working properly now we have a proper system hopefully I can see things how it should work. But obviously people like you are still stuck in the past and probably the reason why PCB was in such a mess in the first place.
    If you open your eyes it is just not PCB.. I shared articles of Australia board and BCCI as well. You were lying that selectors are not consulted. . Don't want to argue anymore with a liar.


    Another article of BCCI consulting national selection committe

    https://m.economictimes.com/news/spo...w/57776750.cms
    The decision was taken in consultation with the national selection committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    If you open your eyes it is just not PCB.. I shared articles of Australia board and BCCI as well. You were lying that selectors are not consulted. . Don't want to argue anymore with a liar.


    Another article of BCCI consulting national selection committe

    https://m.economictimes.com/news/spo...w/57776750.cms
    I don't consider BCCI having a proper system, In general selectors are not consulted and should never be consulted you are picking out random isolated incidents. that too just quotes. I think people like you are the reason we are so far behind in everything in Pakistan.

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    On a side note, I think Asif Ali had to be in the C-category.

    He is the kind of X-factor which we need to groom.

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    So Sarfraz turned out to be an untouchable guy, also looks like Yasir is coming back in ODI format.
    If that is the case why waste time to look for new coaches? No coach can do any wonder hen players are unfit to perform.

    Ask for dropping Sarfraz may be cost Micky's job.
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    This means Sarfraz will remain as captain in at least one if not all three formats, when really he needed to be sacked from the captaincy post (before Mickey, Inzy, Azhar and Grant Luden).

    The role of a captain is far more pivotal in cricket, unlike football in which the head coach role takes precedence.

    If this really is Wasim Khan's doing then I'm afraid to say he's made a poor start to his role. Having said that, I know Ehsan Mani is fond of Sarfraz and we saw how he stood by him, with his full backing even after the Andile incident.

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    Well last year's central contracts did resemble a welfare scheme more than a professional sporting contract.


    Misbah, Wahab, Junaid, Root, Williamson fan.
    T20 isn't Cricket

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    There is a good possibilities that Wasim Khan has to compromise in order to keep his job/stay safe. He sounds very competent and knowledgeable but his hands are tight.

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    really happy to see Malik and Hager’s are out.
    But confused why is Yasir in category A,
    Abid Ali in category B and Wahab Riaz in category B.
    If contracts are reward for past performance than Wahab only played in World Cup and Abid only played one series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspin View Post
    This means Sarfraz will remain as captain in at least one if not all three formats, when really he needed to be sacked from the captaincy post (before Mickey, Inzy, Azhar and Grant Luden).

    The role of a captain is far more pivotal in cricket, unlike football in which the head coach role takes precedence.

    If this really is Wasim Khan's doing then I'm afraid to say he's made a poor start to his role. Having said that, I know Ehsan Mani is fond of Sarfraz and we saw how he stood by him, with his full backing even after the Andile incident.
    I think Wasim doesn't want to risk wrath of Sarfraz media lobby early in his tenure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    I think Wasim doesn't want to risk wrath of Sarfraz media lobby early in his tenure.
    I was delusion about Sarfraz. I used to portrait him as a Quran Hafeez, humble and honest guy where its actually opposite.
    Really really really really really disappointed.

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    Why can't our players feel embarrass about their own performances and retire gracefully like other countries' players? Why they have to leave with a bitter and humiliating note?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Sarfraz will be the captain in all three formats


    He has no performance to speak of in last two years to get an A contract. Pathetic by PCB
    shambolic. If this is the performance based contract then what is Sarfraz doing in the A category. Absolutely pathetic. Pakistan cricket is really getting boring now.

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    Great decision. Glad to see Sarfraz is in the A category. also happy to see all the dead wood sent to pasture..the core group is fine and I'm glad we dont have a billion players on central contracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    So Sarfraz turned out to be an untouchable guy, also looks like Yasir is coming back in ODI format.
    If that is the case why waste time to look for new coaches? No coach can do any wonder hen players are unfit to perform.

    Ask for dropping Sarfraz may be cost Micky's job.
    Inzi sacked.
    Mickey sacked.
    Grant Flower sacked.
    Azhar Mahmood sacked.
    Malik sacked
    Hafeez sacked

    So everyone who was troubling this legend is out. Now he should be happy and his lobby too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    I think Wasim doesn't want to risk wrath of Sarfraz media lobby early in his tenure.
    Well if this is the case, Wasim Khan ought to know rebuilding for the 2023 WC and World Test Championship needs to starts now! - not in 2020 or in 2021 or in 2022 for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    I think Wasim doesn't want to risk wrath of Sarfraz media lobby early in his tenure.
    what about fans? What have we done wrong to deserve mediocre players as our captain in all formats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    Contract are for the future for sure but unless the player announces retirement or close to retirement generally contract are given on how many games player has played etc and in Sarfraz game he has played maximum games as all format captain. So at this moment they had no choice but to award him A grade contract.
    Well if it is also about how many games a player has played then Hafeez and Malik should also have been a awarded a contract even if it was just for the C category.They have afterall represented Pakistan for the past year too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSN View Post
    Inzi sacked.
    Mickey sacked.
    Grant Flower sacked.
    Azhar Mahmood sacked.
    Malik sacked
    Hafeez sacked

    So everyone who was troubling this legend is out. Now he should be happy and his lobby too.
    Just need to make Latif as CS and Miandad/Basit as coach to complete the job. So he will even captain 2023 and 2027 World Cup.
    Performance doesn't matter after all.

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    Are these board members clinically insane?

    They talk about wholesale changes and then sack the selectors and management, only to retain the players responsible for the mediocrity!

    Sarfraz gets an A contract for being a non-performing captain.

    Yasir gets an A contract for playing 3 matches a year.

    Azhar Ali gets a B contract for averaging 20 in the last 2 years.

    34 year olds Asad and Wahab get B contracts.

    Unfit Abid Ali who has no future in international cricket gets a contract.

    Two of Pakistan's three best white ball cricketers get C contracts (Amir and Imad). While the other (Babar) is in an A contract.

    I'm starting to think PCB actually doesn't care about winning matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmaverik84 View Post
    So Pakistan plays 6 Tests, 3 ODIs and 9 T20Is as per the article for a whole year. Isn't that way too less for an international team, only 42 days of international cricket?
    Pak historically plays between 6-8 tests in a year. While coming to ODIs as 50 overs WC is recently concluded and T20 WC is on its way that is the reason ODIs are not part of many series and if you see there is a pretty much similar schedule in ODIs for teams like Eng (Playing 3 ODIs till World T20) and others as well. I guess India is playing the most ODIs during the same time.

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    Unhappy that Sarfraz is still captain and A contract. Amir should be a B category.

    So happy Hafeez and malik don’t get contracts.

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    Being in A category doesnt necessarily mean Sarfaraz is going to be the captain in my opinion. They dont want to set a precedent of demoting the captain to category B or C suddenly 2-3 months after he was the captain, this will only set wrong example and discourage future players to take up captaincy with the risk of loosing whatever stature they had.

    Though anything can happen and Sarfaraz can remain captain as well but it wont be for 3 formats I think. By the looks of it Babar might get captaincy in atleast one format.

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    I would have swapped Yasir with Haris in Category A as the latter is a sure-starter in two of the three formats.

    Since, Sarfraz will keep the limited overs captaincy, there was no way he would not get an A contract.

    Glad to see Hafeez and Malik dropped and golden boy Aamir demoted to category C.

    With their pathetic recent performances, both Hassan and Fakhar also deserved a C contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Odd_One View Post
    I would have swapped Yasir with Haris in Category A as the latter is a sure-starter in two of the three formats.

    Since, Sarfraz will keep the limited overs captaincy, there was no way he would not get an A contract.

    Glad to see Hafeez and Malik dropped and golden boy Aamir demoted to category C.

    With their pathetic recent performances, both Hassan and Fakhar also deserved a C contract.
    Haris could have been in category A on his own without swapping with Yasir. I think its a good precedent to give decent conteracts to players who play test cricket to encourage youngsters to keep themselves fit and available for test cricket as its pretty demanding form of the game. While for Haris I am pretty sure if he remains fit he will be in A category next year.

    While Hassan and Fakhar have been mediocre I think it would have been too quick to push them down after 1 year of not performing upto the mark but 1 more poor year they will either be in category C or might not get a contract at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Being in A category doesnt necessarily mean Sarfaraz is going to be the captain in my opinion. They dont want to set a precedent of demoting the captain to category B or C suddenly 2-3 months after he was the captain, this will only set wrong example and discourage future players to take up captaincy with the risk of loosing whatever stature they had.

    Though anything can happen and Sarfaraz can remain captain as well but it wont be for 3 formats I think. By the looks of it Babar might get captaincy in atleast one format.
    Then why they put Women's captain in B category? That's a hypocrisy and unfair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Haris could have been in category A on his own without swapping with Yasir. I think its a good precedent to give decent conteracts to players who play test cricket to encourage youngsters to keep themselves fit and available for test cricket as its pretty demanding form of the game. While for Haris I am pretty sure if he remains fit he will be in A category next year.

    While Hassan and Fakhar have been mediocre I think it would have been too quick to push them down after 1 year of not performing upto the mark but 1 more poor year they will either be in category C or might not get a contract at all.
    Yasir does not deserve to be in category A. He is only useful in Asia and liability everywhere else. In limited overs, he may be the worst bowler for Pakistan in the last 20 years. If test cricket was to be promoted, Abbass deserved it more than Yasir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Patriot View Post
    Well if it is also about how many games a player has played then Hafeez and Malik should also have been a awarded a contract even if it was just for the C category.They have afterall represented Pakistan for the past year too.
    Yes they have but Malik has announced retirement and the case with Hafeez is that he is too old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    Yes they have but Malik has announced retirement and the case with Hafeez is that he is too old.
    So the case is that they are not part of our future plans but Sarfaraz is.And thats what is so frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rellu_Katta View Post

    emmerging category should have been kept. likes of Harris Rauf, Zafar Gohar, Umer Khan, M.Hussnain, Faheem, Aamir Yamin etc should have been in tht list
    Faheem has emerged & submerged lol Yamin been emerging since 2014!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mueez View Post
    Perhaps this indicates there are in the plans for the Test side?
    Yes, may be Sarfraz will remain t20 captain,
    Wahab may play tests,
    And yasir, what he has done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Patriot View Post
    So the case is that they are not part of our future plans but Sarfaraz is.And thats what is so frustrating.
    ofcourse he is still the captain and awarded grade A contract for now.

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    don’t know why wahab has a B contract. Especially with rumours of him retiring from Tests. Weird handouts from Wasim Khan.

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    Good that they've limited the number of contracts. This will hopefully help the players to continue to work hard and prevent them from being complacent


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