The trio of Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan are likely to get a big pay rise as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to make major changes to the contracts of the players of the central national team, sources revealed on Friday night.
The ticketing body not only decided to end the red and white ball category in contracts but also decided to reduce the number of players – 33 last year – in central contracts to 25 or 26.
The new contracts will be distributed in four different categories, named A, B, C and D, to players.
Additionally, players are also expected to receive a historic increase of around 50% in match fees in new contracts.
Senior players Babar, Rizwan and Shaheen are ranked in Class A and are the top earners with 4.5 million rupees per month as retainers, almost four times the offer of the year. last. In Class B, players will earn around 3 million rupees, while players in C and D will earn around 0.75 to 1.5 million rupees.
It should be noted that the contracts expired on June 30th but were extended by one month due to uncertainty about PCB’s chairmanship.
PCB will distribute hub contracts to players upon announcement of the new selection committee and approval of PCB governing committee chair Zaka Ashraf.
Previously, the PCB appointed former Test cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq as the head of the High Cricket Technical Committee.
The committee includes former Test cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq – who is likely to become the new head of the selection committee – and Mohammad Hafeez. The Cricket Trio will make recommendations on cricket-related matters including, but not limited to, the overall structure of the country, schedule, competition conditions, appointment of national selection committees national team, national team coach appointments, national and central contracts and plans. for the development of referees, referees and curators.
They will also have the power to invite more cricket experts and will report regularly to the head of the PCB management committee.