PCB grants central contracts to players with heavy incentives



Lahore, August 3 (TNS): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday has decided to grant central contracts to Pakistani cricketers with heavy incentives after their brilliant performances throughout the year which includes a Champions Trophy Triumph and consistent performances in T-20 format which led the team to No.1 spot in the rankings.

According to sources, PCB’s central contract will be in effect from July 1st and the list of players in the central contracts will be announced in the next two days.

The central contacts list will include Shaheen Shah Afridi and Babar Azam will be promoted to A- category in the central contracts list, whereas PCB has decided not to grant central contracts to Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal who have not been part of the national team for the last 18 months.

PCB has decided to increase the amount of money in the A category of central contracts system, as players in it will earn more than Rs0.9 million, players who will make B-category will get more than 0.7 million, whereas players in C and D category of central contract will be awarded more than 0.3 and 0.2 million respectively.