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PCB to end red and white ball contracts

PCB to end red and white ball contracts

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is undergoing significant changes to its Central Contracts, as sources reported on Friday. The red and white ball category will be discontinued, and players will now be divided into four distinct categories – A, B, C, and D.

Furthermore, the PCB plans to reduce the number of players under the central contract from 33 to 25 or 26. In a groundbreaking move, players can anticipate a substantial 50% increase in their match fees in the new contracts.

Category A includes top earners like Captain Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi, who will receive a monthly retainer of Rs4.5 million – almost four times higher than the previous year’s offer.

Players in Category B can expect to earn around Rs3 million, while those in Category C and D will receive remuneration in the range of Rs0.75-1.5 million.

The contract renewals, which originally expired on June 30, were extended for a month due to uncertainty regarding PCB’s chairmanship. The central contracts will be awarded once the new selection committee is announced and PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf provides approval.

Earlier, the PCB appointed former Test cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq as the head of the prestigious Cricket Technical Committee. The committee, which includes former Test cricketers Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez, will play a crucial role in shaping cricket-related matters, such as domestic structure, scheduling, playing conditions, national team coaches’ appointments, and development plans for umpires, referees, and curators.

The cricket trio also holds the power to invite additional cricket experts and will regularly report to the head of the PCB Management Committee.

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