The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced to raise the salaries of all players, who will be included in the updated central contracts 2022-23 list. The chairman Mr Ramiz Raja was delighted to share the news with the cricketers, who are part of the current conditioning camp.
Salaries of centrally contracted players to increase – PCB
Ahead of the cricket-packed schedule, Raja met 60 players and staff and loaded them with praises. He revealed the latest PCB Central Contracts will be out in a shorter course. Notably, the existing contracts will expire on the last day of May, whereas, the updated list is expected on June 1st.
“You are our role models. We will give you respect every time. We are raising your salaries. Soon, central contracts will be announced,”
According to reports, head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and captain Babar Azam had demanded 20% salary raise for the centrally contracted players. Raja says he is always there for players and they can reach him out for any minor inconvenience.
“Upcoming cricket season is important for us. I want you all to play fearless cricket. My doors are always open for you. You can come to me with anything and I will be there for you,”
In recent developments, Raja announced another appealing initiative, modifying the PCB Players’ Welfare Policy, according to which, the pensions of the former Test cricketers have been raised by 100,000 Rs. Players, aged 60 or above will be benefitting from the perk. You can read the full story here.
As far as Ramiz’s tenure is concerned, he has been receiving serious warnings to step down as the board’s chairman. Punjab’s MPA recently told him to resign on the moral grounds, or he claimed that an official decision in regard is coming soon.
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