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    PCB announces Men's Central Contracts list for 2022/2023

    According to reports

    LAHORE: Initial discussions for the new central contracts for Pakistan's national cricket team have started as previous contracts of 20 players will expire on June 30, as there are also chances of some changes being made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the revised list which will have to be issued on July 1.

    It has been informed that detailed meetings regarding the central contracts will start after Eid-ul-Fitr.


    PCB has to offer new central contracts to national cricketers from July 1, and the number of contracted players will be split into four categories — A, B, C, and Emerging.


    Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Mohammad Haris are likely to be given the central contracts.

    Hassan Ali, who is in category A, is likely to be demoted.

    Sarfraz Ahmed's status will also be debated
    Shan Masood and Haider Ali's names will also be considered.


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    Fakhar Zaman should be Cat A

    The most humble and deserving cricketer in this current bunch!

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    Other than Babar, Shaheen and possibly Rizwan don't think anyone deserves the top category. However, based upon the fact that Hassan has been playing all 3 formats and is very much in the future plans he can be considered but, performance needs to improve as its been off in recent times.

    Maybe Rauf (Who has improved in the last year or so) as well as Imam who did well recently in two formats for Pakistan deserve a promotion to category B

    While Abdullah Shafique and Wasim Jr deserve a contract. Mohammad Haris while have not player but, has been with the team as backup to Rizwan in LOIs for 2-3 series now so deserves an emerging or so contract.

    Sajid should get a contract. Abid Ali should be kept atleast for this year considering he had to make way due to an unfortunate health issue.

    A lot to think about Yasir as he has not been able to play for Pakistan much in recent times due to multiple reasons.

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    Reports indicate that PCB PCB) has started to consider making possible changes in the categories of centrally contracted players with an expected increase of 10 to 15% in monthly salaries and fees.


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    This is the current list as per PCB website:

    Men’s central contract list 2021-22 is (reduced from 21 to 20):

    Category A – Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi

    Category B – Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Fawad Alam, Shadab Khan and Yasir Shah

    Category C – Abid Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Emerging Category – Imran Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir

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    Yasir Shah, Sarfraz Ahmed and Imran Butt likely to be out, i'd say.
    Category A to stay the same?

    Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah and Abdullah Shafique in?

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    LAHORE: Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam and the head coach Saqlain Mushtaq suggested 20 percent raise in the salary of the players under the upcoming Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Central Contract 2022-23, sources claimed.

    According to the details, the consultation regarding the new central contracts for the players has commenced and the selected players will soon be announced by the PCB in different categories.

    The Pakistani skipper Babar and head coach Saqlain, on the other hand, have called for 20 percent raise in the salary of the selected players in the new central contract.

    In the initial consultation, budget, categories, monthly raises and number of players were discussed for the Central Contract 2022-23.

    Domestic central contracts, on the other hand, are also being considered for renewal. Budgets, classifications, monthly raises, and the number of players on domestic contracts will all be evaluated.

    It is pertinent to mention here that the initial reports regarding the Central Contracts 2022-23 suggested that the cricket board is considering reshuffling, promoting, and demoting players through different categories. The central contracts are due to be issued by the PCB on July 1.

    A-sports


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    Imam deserves a category b contract.
    Sarfraz should be left out.
    Abdullah Shafique deserves a contract.
    Mohammad Wasim too maybe

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    Some more reports on this:

    As per reports, PCB have said that “Efforts have been made to offer a better Central Contract to players. Our effort has always been to minimize the gap between the Contracts available for cricketers of leading countries. So, there will be a good increase in the contract amount-how much-we cannot give you the final figures at this point of time. It has also been decided to increase the number of Emerging Category numbers in the Central Contract. There are three players in the previous contract while the next contract will see around seven players being named in the Emerging Category. It will be up to the selectors and head coach if they want to make any adjustment in other categories’ total strength.”

    “That does not mean that those in the red ball Contract cannot be selected or included in the white ball or for limited-overs matches. It depends on the cricketer’s utility and requirement for that particular series and match.”


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    According to reports:

    The Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Board of Governors meeting is likely to be held next week:

    Compensation is likely to increase by 30%.

    Sources added that separate categories for the white-ball and red-ball cricketers are likely to be introduced, while it will also approve the budget of the PCB for the next financial year.

    In line with the chairman's vision, the newly introduced Pakistan Junior League will also be a topic of discussion in the meeting.

    The participants in the meeting will be updated on the first edition of the Pakistan Junior League. The update includes issues with other boards regarding the sale of teams for the Pakistan Junior League and the participation of foreign players.

    Information about possible events of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Pakistan will also be part of the agenda.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Babeikh View Post
    This is the current list as per PCB website:

    Men’s central contract list 2021-22 is (reduced from 21 to 20):

    Category A – Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi

    Category B – Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Fawad Alam, Shadab Khan and Yasir Shah

    Category C – Abid Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Emerging Category – Imran Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir

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    Yasir Shah, Sarfraz Ahmed and Imran Butt likely to be out, i'd say.
    Category A to stay the same?

    Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah and Abdullah Shafique in?
    Hassan Ali should be demoted and Yasir Shah should be demoted.Imaam should be promoted
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    Wow!!! Hasan Ali without any performance A category. Nauman in B category??? Typical favouritism in PCB

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    Based on performances, Hasan Ali must be demoted. But we all know friendship and taluqaat is more important for PCB when deciding these things

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    AS per reports, PCB has decided to end its one contract mechanism, after which players will receive separate contracts for One Day International (ODI) and Test matches

    Good idea?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    AS per reports, PCB has decided to end its one contract mechanism, after which players will receive separate contracts for One Day International (ODI) and Test matches

    Good idea?
    It's how they hand out contracts in ENG. ODI contracts are a fraction of what the test dinosaurs like Borad get paid by ECB. Not a surprise the English ODI captain parades himself in T20 leagues around the world to make up for the monetary difference. Ask also, who's been more instrumental in bringing ENG cricket to the fore in the past five years - Morgan or Broad?

    Anyway, assuming PCB have something similar in mind - is it a good idea to implement in Pakistan?

    Not even close as it ignores the fundamental difference between the two countries. ODIs and limited overs cricket brings the money for Pakistan, unlike England. It's one thing to pay lip service to test cricket but disastrous if the format that actually pumps money gets the raw deal in terms of pay.

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    Player Central Contracts

    As part of its strategy to incentivise, reward and encourage its high-performing elite cricketers, as well as to narrow the gap in salaries compared to players of other countries, the BoG approved the following changes in the men’s central contracts structure:

    § Separate red and white-ball contracts with increased retainers

    § Number of centrally contracted players increased from 20 to 33

    § Introduction of Category “D”, which will be comprise players who are staging comebacks or knocking at the doors of international cricket

    § 10 per cent increase in match fees across all formats

    § Increase in match fee for non-playing members from 50 per cent to 70 per cent of the overall match fee

    § Introduction of a captaincy allowance to compensate the team captain for the additional responsibilities that come with that role

    § Allocation of an amount for current players with the aim to manage and reduce the workload of elite players and to ensure that they are fully fit, ready and fresh whenever they play for Pakistan

    For women’s central contracts, there will be a 15 per cent increase in retainers across all categories, with a single contract concept. In addition to this, the pool of women’s centrally contracted players may be increased from 20 players to up to 25 players.

    The PCB will shortly announce the list of men’s and women’s central contracts for 2022-23, which will come into effect from 1 July 2022.

    PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja: “Since September 2021, the Pakistan men’s cricket team has achieved an impressive 75 per cent success-rate across all formats, which is the highest amongst all the Test playing nations. This has contributed in Pakistan improving its rankings, which now stands at fifth in Tests (up by one), third in ODIs (up by three and the highest since January 2017) and third in T20Is (up by one).

    “With this background, and in line with our philosophy that revolves around acknowledging, appreciating and rewarding high-performing players, I am pleased with the enhancements in the 2022-23 central contracts. I remain committed to looking after our national cricketers who bring joy to the fans and laurels for the country. These players are our pride, and always need to be well looked after and properly valued so that they can continue to flourish in their field of expertise.

    “The thought-process behind splitting red and white-ball contracts is to recognise the importance of white-ball cricket in the growth and development of the game. We have four international events in the next 16 months, including two World Cups. This recognition of offering contracts to white-ball specialists will help us to eventually develop two separate squads, which could simultaneously be engaged in white and red-ball cricket. This will also allow us to have a bigger spread of talent to showcase to the world.

    “Further, and to discourage our elite players from signing up for additional off-season events, we have allocated substantial pool of funds. This amount will be used to compensate them for their potential loss in earnings and will also manage their workload and ensure that they remain fully fit, fresh and ready when required on national duty.”


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    PCB announces men's central contracts list for 2022-23

    Rawalpindi, 30 June 2022: Pakistan Cricket Board today announced men’s central contract lists for 2022-23, which comes into effect from Friday, 1 July. For the first time, the PCB has introduced separate red and white-ball contracts, while four more players have been added to the Emerging Category. This means a total of 33 players, 13 more than the previous season, have received contracts for the next 12 months.



    Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam, along with Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi have been awarded both red and white-ball contracts.

    Amongst the 10 players who have received red-ball contracts, Azhar Ali has been promoted to Category A, Abdullah Shafique, Naseem Shah have been placed in Category C for the first time along with Saud Shakeel, who has been awarded Category D.

    Fawad Alam and Nauman Ali have been retained in Category B and C, respectively, whereas Abid Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah have been handed Category D contracts.

    Eleven limited-over specialists have been awarded white-ball contracts.

    Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan, who were in Category B in 2021-22, have been awarded Category A contracts, while Haris Rauf has been promoted to Category B. Mohammad Nawaz has been retained in Category C.

    Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir have been promoted from Emerging to Category D where they are joined by first-timers Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Zahid Mehmood.

    In the Emerging Category, the PCB as part of its strategy to encourage, develop and incentivise up-and-coming domestic performers, has increased the number of players from three to seven. Players in the Emerging Category are: Ali Usman, Haseebullah, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Huraira, Qasim Akram and Salman Ali Agha.

    Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim: “I want to congratulate all those who have earned central contracts for the 2022-23 season, especially our four younger players who have received red-ball contracts for the first time as part of our vision and strategy to identify, groom and develop specialists for the traditional and purist format of the game.

    “I understand there will be a few disappointed players who have missed out on contracts, but I want to reiterate that we are not limiting and restricting ourselves to these 33 players. As and when required, players from outside the list will be included.

    “We have also expanded our category of emerging cricketers from three to seven as it is very important for us to groom those cricketers who have potential to make it to the top level and give an incentive to those players who have excelled in our domestic tournaments.”

    Some of the salient features of the new central contracts are:

    10 per cent increase in match fees across all formats
    Increase in match fee for non-playing members from 50 per cent to 70 per cent of the overall match fee
    Introduction of a captaincy allowance to compensate the team captain for the additional responsibilities that comes with that role
    Allocation of an amount for current players with the aim to manage and reduce the workload of elite players and to ensure that they are fully fit, ready and fresh whenever they play for Pakistan
    RED AND WHITE-BALL CONTRACTS (5):

    Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (all Category A), Hasan Ali (red-ball Category B, white-ball Category C) and Imam-ul-Haq (red-ball Category C, white-ball Category B)

    RED BALL CONTRACTS (10):

    Category A – Azhar Ali

    Category B – Fawad Alam

    Category C – Abdullah Shafique, Naseem Shah and Nauman Ali

    Category D – Abid Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah

    WHITE-BALL CONTRACTS (11):

    Category A – Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan

    Category B – Haris Rauf

    Category C – Mohammad Nawaz

    Category D - Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mehmood

    EMERGING CONTRACTS (7):

    Ali Usman (Southern Punjab), Haseebullah (Balochistan), Kamran Ghulam (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Haris (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Huraira (Northern), Qasim Akram (Central Punjab) and Salman Ali Agha (Southern Punjab).

    https://www.pcb.com.pk/press-release...r-2022-23.html


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    - Good to see more emerging contracts this time around.

    - Surprised to see Sajid not getting a red ball contract despite playing 7 Test matches in the last season while Nauman gets a C.

    - Mohammad Nawaz if given a decent run in test cricket which I think he should as the main SLA (Possibly most accurate and someone who can generate good revs), he would likely be getting both red ball and white ball contract next year.

    - Considering the lack of quality in spin bowling department in test cricket aside from a fit Yasir on Asian conditions, if Shadab works hard on his fitness and actually plays and performs in red ball cricket he might have a good shot in test cricket come back too.

    - Zafar Gohar seems to have fallen out of radar again. Yes, he is not doing anything extraordinary but, in the pool of generally average spinners I would go with someone who is reasonably younger and can give something with the bat.

    - I like what is see in Akif Javed (Yes numbers so far dont manifest that - though he was 5th highest wicket taker in Pakistan cup), have already represented Pakistan A. So I think maybe he deserved an emerging contract but, then the ones that have got a contract are pretty much deserving as well.

    Overall its fine. Players who are unable to get contracts can obviously still get opportunities if they come in the radar with performances so they should focus on that with off season hard work.

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    Just when Pakistan needs to move on from Azhar, he ofcourse lands an A contract.

    Why isn't Nawaz part of red ball contracts? Do they not see him as a red ball player? It's looking likely now Nauman will play ahead of him in SL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marooned View Post
    Just when Pakistan needs to move on from Azhar, he ofcourse lands an A contract.

    Why isn't Nawaz part of red ball contracts? Do they not see him as a red ball player? It's looking likely now Nauman will play ahead of him in SL.
    Contracts do take into account players' appearances in the last year. I believe as Nawaz didn't play any test match for Pakistan last year that is why he didn't get a red ball contract.

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    End of the road for Faheem Ashraf, Sajid Khan and Iftikhar.

    Don't think they are in plans moving forward.

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    Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali and Azhar Ali along with Fawad and Sarfraz need to be removed. Most of them got selected due to regional influence.

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    Why no body question about Sarfraz, Hasan and Fawad's selection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali and Azhar Ali along with Fawad and Sarfraz need to be removed. Most of them got selected due to regional influence.
    Hasan should never have been given a white ball contract. This is blatant favouritism.

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    Introduction of separate red and white-ball contracts
    Philosophy behind formulation of Category D
    Criteria for awarding central contract

    Chief selector Muhammad Wasim delves deeper into the men's central contracts list announced today.



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    Very odd to see Faheem not get a red ball contract when he has been a regular part of the Test yet Yasir & Sarfraz despite not having played on Test team for a while.

    No other real significant issues IMO. Nice to see emerging list expanded and some talented names added to the list.

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    Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Abbas, and Imad Wasim are the other notable players who were not included in the central contracts.

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    Faheem Ashraf seems to be missing also.

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    Good to see Faheem kicked out, we wasted so many years on him .

    Hasan also does not deserve any contract, we have enough of him .

    When will the torture with Azhar Ali will end ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Contracts do take into account players' appearances in the last year. I believe as Nawaz didn't play any test match for Pakistan last year that is why he didn't get a red ball contract.
    If that's the case then am pretty sure Fahim has played a decent amount of red ball cricket and should be part of contracted players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Abbas, and Imad Wasim are the other notable players who were not included in the central contracts.
    Itfikhar should have replaced Asif Ali who proberly will only get picked in t20s.

    imad wasim proberly won't play in odis for a while now so rightly dropped from the contracted players.

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    Fahim Ashraf should have been given a Red Ball contract.
    Iftikhar should have been given a contract instead of Asif Ali.

    I would have liked to Akif Javed in the emerging category alongside Mubasir.

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    Hopefully we will start to see some of the emerging players introduced into the squad and used rather than warming the bench, only then will we find players to start replacing players like Azhar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed in the contracts list.

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    Does anyone know how does the annual total compensation pan out then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Fahim Ashraf should have been given a Red Ball contract.
    Iftikhar should have been given a contract instead of Asif Ali.

    I would have liked to Akif Javed in the emerging category alongside Mubasir.
    Perhaps they are now seeing Fahim as a SENA specialist. I agree though, he should've had a red ball contract.

    Akif has to do more in domestics. Arshad Iqbal, Irfanullah, Sameen and Khurram have a better claim.
    Last edited by Marooned; 1st July 2022 at 09:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    If that's the case then am pretty sure Fahim has played a decent amount of red ball cricket and should be part of contracted players.
    Fair point. However, in last 6 months he has just played 1 test match. Yes he did play few more in later part of last year. I admit that its surprising as he would still have to be in the scheme of the things most likely as only decent pace bowling all rounder in test cricket for Pak especially in overseas conditions.

    Worth mentioning that as outside fans we are only aware of limited information with regards to attitude and the work the player has been putting in (Don't want to speculate but, as fans we are completely unaware of how a person is doing in nets, what's the player is doing in off season for fitness etc). Faheem while has improved his batting, his pace in bowling is nowhere close to he was bowling until couple of years ago. I wish him the best as he can be a useful cricketer but, needs to overcome the issues that has seen him fallen out of the contracts list despite being possibly the only decent pace bowling all rounder around in test cricket who can bat in top 7.

    Still, these are just contracts and we will see selections outside of these lists as well. There will be opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoeyfactor View Post
    Does anyone know how does the annual total compensation pan out then?
    I dont think info has been made public as of yet. However, increase in the contracts from last year has been part of some rumors.

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    According to reports

    “Players have asked the board for copies of the contracts in order to first run them past a set of legal eyes before they decide on signing,”

    “That is standard practice in most countries, but it has not been the case in Pakistan, where players are used to being given their central contracts - usually just ahead of a tour, or during a pre-tour camp - and told to sign and return them almost immediately. Often, these contracts go up to 150 pages.

    “Currently, there is no evidence that players may use not signing the contracts as a bargaining chip to force the PCB to step back on the NOCs issue, but the matter has the potential to flare up.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    According to reports

    “Players have asked the board for copies of the contracts in order to first run them past a set of legal eyes before they decide on signing,”

    “That is standard practice in most countries, but it has not been the case in Pakistan, where players are used to being given their central contracts - usually just ahead of a tour, or during a pre-tour camp - and told to sign and return them almost immediately. Often, these contracts go up to 150 pages.

    “Currently, there is no evidence that players may use not signing the contracts as a bargaining chip to force the PCB to step back on the NOCs issue, but the matter has the potential to flare up.”
    As per a media report "there is growing frustration among the top players in the country, who feel they are missing out on big money"
    and PCB to deny NOC to Pakistani players for BBL, no clarity on new ILT20 or CSA league.

    Any idea who these top players are ? Babar ? Shaheen.
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    pcb have already been here with the icl. they cant afford to make the same mistake twice. stopping the best players from playing the uae league will be suicidal in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshiarpurexpress View Post
    As per a media report "there is growing frustration among the top players in the country, who feel they are missing out on big money"
    and PCB to deny NOC to Pakistani players for BBL, no clarity on new ILT20 or CSA league.

    Any idea who these top players are ? Babar ? Shaheen.
    They Pakistan should limit it to two leagues and aslong as it doesn't clash they get to choose which ones they play.

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    Based on a media report:

    PCB has offered NEW Central Contracts to the players.

    The contract offer is 10% more than what it was given last year

    PCB has offered contracts to 33 cricketers in Pakistan.

    All players will receive match fees of Rs. 838,530 PKR (approx. US$3800) for a Test / vis a vis Rs762,300 last year

    Rs. 515,696 PKR for an ODI (approx. US$2300)- vis a vis Rs468,815 in the last contract.

    PKR 372,075 (approx. US$1700) for a T20I.

    The retainer for a top Pakistan red-ball contract is PKR 1,050,000 per month (approx. US$4700) and PKR 950,000 (approx. US$4300) for a corresponding white-ball contract.
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    Top cricketers, including captain Babar Azam, pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan, have agreed to sign the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) amended central contracts after a week of stand-off between them and the board. According to a report, the group of players signed the dotted lines before departing for the Netherlands tour on the condition that they will once again hold discussions over a couple of other clauses in the contract with the board post the Asia Cup in September.

    The senior players have expressed reservations about few aspects of the contracts.

    "These range from questions around the NOC process for participation in foreign leagues, to seeking more information about image rights in ICC events and shares from participation fees at ICC events and clauses around signing individual endorsements," the report said.

    The PCB announced 33 central contracts this season, splitting between white and red-ball players for the first time 2022-23.

    As per the board's standard practice, while the copies of the contract were handed to the players at the start of the pre-tour camp in Lahore, many of the players belonging to the lower categories signed the dotted lines but the senior stars did not sign immediately.

    Apart from Babar, Afridi, and Rizwan, the group also included Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman and Hasan Ali. The players sought more time as they wanted to discuss the nitty-gritty of the contracts with their advisers and lawyers, given there is no players body in the country.

    In the past, Pakistan cricketers rarely disputed any aspect of their central contracts signed and returned their them straightaway.

    Historically, the Pakistan board also never formally negotiated with the cricketers while framing contracts on their part.

    Therefore, this new development could be seen as some sort of a marker of sorts in the equation between the board and the cricketers.

    According to the central contracts, the monthly retainer amounts and match fees were not among the points of contention. All players will receive match fees of Rs. 838,530 PKR (approx. US$3800) for a Test, Rs. 515,696 PKR for an ODI (approx. US$2300) and PKR 372,075 (approx. US$1700) for a T20I.

    On the other hand, the retainer for a top Pakistan red-ball contract is PKR 1,050,000 per month (approx. US$4700) and PKR 950,000 (approx. US$4300) for a corresponding white-ball contract.

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    So now top red ball & white ball retainer combined is equal to top salary Big players are getting in PSL.

    If we add match fees into total for someone who plays all three formats then a top PAK player is earning between 0.3-0.4 million usd from home market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by introvert View Post
    So now top red ball & white ball retainer combined is equal to top salary Big players are getting in PSL.

    If we add match fees into total for someone who plays all three formats then a top PAK player is earning between 0.3-0.4 million usd from home market.
    That is earning between 0.3 to 0.4 million usd including Central contracts + match fees + PSL contract.

    Just for comparison a top player like babar or Shaheen could have easily got same amount 0.3 to 0.4 million usd from UAE or csa league if they participate in any of the these league which runs for only 1 month.

    Other pak player whose contracts are lower are seriously sacrificing decent money if they are not allowed to play in UAE league.

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    PCB responds to media reports

    Lahore, 12 August 2022:

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued the following statement / clarification in response to various media reports, published on Friday, 12 August 2022:

    1- The Daily Express, along with its cricket website, Cricket Pakistan, have reported new penalties for breaches have been incorporated in the 2022-23 central contracts.

    This is factually incorrect. The Penalties for Breaches have been part of the Central Contracts since 2007. The only new addition to the 2022-23 Penalties for Breaches section is related to Covid-19.

    Contrary to the claim that “Multiple clauses of heavy fines and bans are in the 2022/23 central contracts of men's cricketers, some of which have been objected to by the senior players,” the PCB clarifies there was no discussion on this matter between the board and the players.

    Unfortunately, the media outlet published the story without checking facts with the PCB and tried to give an impression that these had been incorporated for the first time in 2022-23 contracts.


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    Neither Azhar or fawad should be given any sort of contracts at all, both players offer nothing to side yet instead they are rewarded with better contracts based in what.

    PCB is a corrupt as the come and run by a bunch of clueless morons.

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    $350-400k USD per year for a top category player such as Babar and Rizwan is not bad but compared to other boards, it should be improved.

    Top Aus/Eng/India players make $5-6m a year easily through annual fees + IPL contracts. So PCB needs to beef up PSL compensations significantly for marquee international players and class A, B contracted players to get them comfortably over $1m/year minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoeyfactor View Post
    $350-400k USD per year for a top category player such as Babar and Rizwan is not bad but compared to other boards, it should be improved.

    Top Aus/Eng/India players make $5-6m a year easily through annual fees + IPL contracts. So PCB needs to beef up PSL compensations significantly for marquee international players and class A, B contracted players to get them comfortably over $1m/year minimum.
    IPL Contracts beef up the annual pays for Australian, England and Indian players. Pakistani players have been blacklisted by the BCCI and the IPL Franchises and they will make sure that Pakistani players do not get that IPL money for eternity.

    PCB's hands are tied and after a certain point out of their control. You can't expect the PCB and PSL Franchises to be paying big money while the country is economically in the toilet and bankrupt. The people of Pakistan are to blame for tolerating bad rulers and corruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Based on a media report:

    PCB has offered NEW Central Contracts to the players.

    The contract offer is 10% more than what it was given last year

    PCB has offered contracts to 33 cricketers in Pakistan.

    All players will receive match fees of Rs. 838,530 PKR (approx. US$3800) for a Test / vis a vis Rs762,300 last year

    Rs. 515,696 PKR for an ODI (approx. US$2300)- vis a vis Rs468,815 in the last contract.

    PKR 372,075 (approx. US$1700) for a T20I.

    The retainer for a top Pakistan red-ball contract is PKR 1,050,000 per month (approx. US$4700) and PKR 950,000 (approx. US$4300) for a corresponding white-ball contract.
    10% hike is very less. Inflation being more than 20% officially and probably much more in real world, this is effectively a pay cut. With so many avenues opening up for players expect lot of discontent, especially among seniors

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    10% pay rise on basis of what? Not a single trophy in last 5 years!!! Their pay should be decreased 20% at least. Bunch of useless greedy players. No performance to show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsWarrior View Post
    10% hike is very less. Inflation being more than 20% officially and probably much more in real world, this is effectively a pay cut. With so many avenues opening up for players expect lot of discontent, especially among seniors
    Only in Pakistan and Bangladesh players get pay rise for no performances. Should be decreased at least 20%-30% to save money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    Only in Pakistan and Bangladesh players get pay rise for no performances. Should be decreased at least 20%-30% to save money.
    It's a players market now. Good players have a lot of options and can happily deny contracts or pick and choose

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsWarrior View Post
    It's a players market now. Good players have a lot of options and can happily deny contracts or pick and choose
    As if we will loose some World Cups. None of the players are that good to start with. PCB can get rid of them if they don't perform or refuge to sign a contract. We will loose nothing. To be no. 8-10 you don't need to be World beater. Pay should rise if they brings few cups or consistent to around 1-3 in ranking. No point to spoil children if they keep failing to pass or barely pass. If Nepal/Zimbabwe players get 20% of these type of support they would be around 5-6 in every formats with limited resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    As if we will loose some World Cups. None of the players are that good to start with. PCB can get rid of them if they don't perform or refuge to sign a contract. We will loose nothing. To be no. 8-10 you don't need to be World beater. Pay should rise if they brings few cups or consistent to around 1-3 in ranking. No point to spoil children if they keep failing to pass or barely pass. If Nepal/Zimbabwe players get 20% of these type of support they would be around 5-6 in every formats with limited resources.
    Let them earn good money bro. After all Pcb is paying them from their own revenue which they earn due to these players.

    Moreover,Pakistan is currently no 3 in t20 and ranks 4 in Odis, which is decent considering the fact that we were around 8/9 sometime ago.

    Test ranking 6 is not good and there I believe selectors need to be a little ruthless and just kick out oldies and non performers ( and I believe coach also).

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