Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finalized the new central contracts for the country’s leading cricket players. The new contracts cover a period starting from July 1, 2021, till June 30, 2022, and are said to offer players increased financial incentives.
The new contracts are divided into three categories, A, B, and C, with A being the highest category. The A category includes the country’s top players and includes Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
The PCB has made significant changes to the central contracts’ payment structure, with players to receive a guaranteed 25 percent increase in their match fees across all categories. Moreover, the PCB has increased the match fees for Test matches by 15 percent.
The new central contract also includes an increase in the annual retainer fee for all categories. Players in category A receiving an annual retainer of PKR 12 million, while those in category B and C will receive PKR 7.5 million and PKR 5 million, respectively.
The PCB has also introduced a performance-bonus system, which will allow players in all categories to earn additional income based on their performances. The new system will reward players with a bonus of PKR 500,000 for a Test match win, PKR 300,000 for an ODI win, and PKR 150,000 for a T20 win.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said that the new central contract has been designed to incentivize players for their performances and to reward them for their hard work. He added that the PCB is committed to making cricket a viable career option for players and that the new central contract is a step in that direction.
The new central contract is excellent news for Pakistani cricket fans who have seen their team struggle in recent times. The incentives provided in the new contract will motivate players to work harder and perform better, which will ultimately benefit the team`s overall performance.
In conclusion, the PCB`s decision to offer an increase in financial incentives to players is a significant step towards elevating Pakistan`s cricket to new heights. The new central contract is bound to motivate players and reward their hard work, which will go a long way in making Pakistan a dominant force in international cricket.