11-player penalized for not maintaining optimum fitness level
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), in the new contracts that were handed to the players, subjected the salary to the fitness of the player.
In this regard, PCB conducted an assessment of 28 players’ fitness between September 6 and 8.
During the assessment, 11-player including Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Abdur Rehman and Raza Hasan were found below their optimum level of fitness. They will each have 25 per cent of their monthly retainer docked for four months, starting with August’s fee. At the end of the four-month period, they can have their fitness reassessed.
Meanwhile, Shan Masood and Umar Amin will get a bonus of 17.5 per cent every month for the four-month period, while Misbah-ul-Haq, Ahmed Shehzad and Bilawal Bhatti will get 10 per cent.
Two players namely, Wahab Riaz and Nasir Jamshed are yet to undergo assessment, once they are back from Lahore Lions’ Champions League T20 campaign in India.