The next men’s central contract’s list, which will span from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2026, was revealed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

PCB’s central contract list, which includes a percentage of the ICC earnings, will benefit 25 cricket players.

The financial model of the contracts will be fixed for the duration of their three-year term. However, after each 12-month period, player performances will be evaluated.

Pakistan WC squad

Red-ball and white-ball national contracts are combined in the contract list, which is a change from the previous year. This choice was put up by the central contract committee as a means of evaluating the players’ potential to win matches.

The players are grouped into four groups, each of which has significantly higher monthly fees. The monthly total of compensation will include ICC revenue.

Additionally, player match payments have increased significantly: by 50% for tests, 25% for ODIs, and 12.5% for T20I.

Zaka Ashraf, the chairperson of the PCB Management Committee, stated, “We believe that our players are the true assets of Pakistan cricket, and it is our utmost priority to ensure their well-being and provide them with the best possible services.”

“This agreement shows our determination to enhancing the financial security of our players and recognises their commitment to the game and to practising hard. We truly believe that a motivated squad with stable finances would perform better on the pitch.

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, praised the new contracts as a historic agreement.

It’s unquestionably a historic agreement, Babar declared. This deal marks a new chapter in the players’ careers as well as in Pakistan cricket, and I am incredibly delighted and satisfied that we have been able to come to an agreement with the PCB. We are now completely prepared for the ICC Men’s World Cup, which is a credit to the hard effort and dedication of all players to the game.

Central Contract list:

Category A: Babar Azam, Mohammed Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi

Category B: Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammed Nawaz, Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan

Category C: Imad Wasim and Abdullah Shafique

Category D: Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Mohammed Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usama Mir and Zaman Khan

Before beginning their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands in Hyderabad on October 6, Pakistan will play in two exhibition matches, one each against Australia and New Zealand.

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