According to the article, the PCB will also be more open to having its players compete in international T20 leagues.
With the implementation of new central contracts, the pay for the Pakistan cricket team’s players will increase by an unprecedented amount. According to Cricket Pakistan, Zaka Ashraf, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee, has stated that the board’s goal is to reward the players for their hard work and talent. Ashraf, the new head of the PCB, attributes the organization’s success to the cricketers.
According to the report, the all-format players have been offered a staggering monthly retainer ship cost of PKR 4.5 million (about INR 13.22 lakh) each. This includes the captain Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Red-ball players were paid approximately INR 3.2 lakh per month under the former central contracts, while white-ball players were paid approximately INR 2.8 lakh.
The PCB will also be more open to having its players compete in T20 leagues around the world. Players in the A category will be limited to participating in only one franchise league, while those in the B and C categories will be able to compete in two and three.
The players’ financial security and continued interest in international cricket, especially Test cricket, are the primary goals of this landmark agreement.
The players have apparently been in communication with Misbah-ul-Haq, the former captain of Pakistan and current head of PCB’s Technical Committee, about the issue, and his efforts have been met with approval.
Starting on August 22, fans can see Pakistan take on Afghanistan in a three-game ODI series.