KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) disclosed the list of players awarded with central contracts on Thursday which will be applicable from January this year, ARY News reported.
PCB distributed the players in 4 categories of central contract namely A, B, C and D.
Total number of players in PCB’s central contract is 31 for 2014 while the match for the Test has been increased by 25 per cent and 10 per cent for ODI.
Veteran middle order batsman Younis Khan has been demoted from category A to category B. Fast bowler Junaid Khan has been promoted from B to A.
Furthermore, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal have been axed from the PCB’s central contracts list for 2014.\
Following is the distribution of players in different categories,
Category A includes Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, ShahidAfridi, Junaid Khan. Players in this category will be paid Rs. 449, 218/month.
Category B includes Younis Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul. Players in this category will be paid Rs. 314,452/month.
Category C includes Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Adnan Akmal, Khurram Manzoor, Nasir Jamshed, Abdul Rehman. Players in this category will be paid Rs 179,687/month.
Category D includes Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Bilawal Bhatti, Sharjeel Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Fawad Alam, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Umar Amin, Haris Sohail, Rahat Ali, Shaan Masood, Mohammad Talha and Anwar Ali. Players in this category will be paid Rs 89,843/month.