PCB announced contracts for 192 domestic players, 10 of which were placed in the “ A plus ” category | Instant News


Karachi, Sept. 28 (PTI) Fawad Alam and Imran Butt are among the top 10 performing cricketers, who have been awarded the new “ A ” plus agreement introduced when Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced contracts for 192 domestic players. . players for the upcoming season.

Category A plus, which offers monthly holdings of 1.5 lakh Pakistani rupees, includes Bilal Asif, Fahim Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt, Imran Khan Snr, Kashif Bhatti, Khushdil Shah, Nauman Ali, Sohail Khan and Zafar Gohar.

Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq congratulated the 10 players.

“I accept there will be some players who will find it difficult, but we can only select a maximum of 10 players in this category. I want to assure every high performing player that he will remain available for selection on the side and depend on how he performs in the 2020-21 season. , will have an increase next year, “said Misbah.

“We want to make Pakistani cricket tough, competitive and performance based, and this plate-based retainer policy is a reflection of this strategy.”

Category “ A ” (PKR 85,000) consists of 38 players, including the 10 best players from the 2019-20 domestic season or those who previously represented Pakistan at the highest level.

The council said “Category B (PKR 75000) includes 47 players who have played the T20I, are among the top 10 players of the 2019-20 National T20 Cup (First XI), had a good first class season in 2019-20 or have represented Pakistan Shaheens / Emerging since 2019.

Category C (PKR 65,000) includes 71 players who appeared in HBL PSL 2019 and 2020, including among the 2019-20 Quaid-e-Azam Cup (First and Second XI) performers, 10 best players of the Pakistan Cup 2018-19, batsman / bowler best from Patron’s Trophy Grade-II 2018-19 or ever represented Pakistan in the cricket age group.

“Category D (PKR 40,000) boasts all the other 26 players who are part of the six Cricket Association teams.”

Emphasizing on performance-based contracts, PCB – High Performance Director, Nadeem Khan said: “While setting up the criteria, we have also shifted from fixed plate retaining structures to category based retaining structures because I think it is fair to lead or experienced players to be treated and paid differently than beginner or beginner.

Through this model, we also ensure that we retain and protect our age group cricketers, who in the past have dropped out because they were not selected or recognized. The eight U19 cricketers who played in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 and 11 Emerging / Shaheen Players will now remain part of the system and will have their chances to improve and move in a better direction. ”

Khan further said that “Out of these 192 domestic contract players, 146 cricketers are unemployed while 24 have employment contracts.” ATK AT


Disclaimer: – This article has not been edited by the Outlook staff and is generated automatically from a news agency feed. Source: PTI


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