Right after the end of Pakistan’s 2022 domestic season, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced new domestic contracts for cricketers. Top athletes will now be paid a base pay of up to Rs. 3.6 million per year, per new contract. Through match fees and other concessions, they will also make more money.
Based on their performances across the seasons, 191 players who were active in the most recent domestic seasons have been divided into five groups. There are several monthly retainers available for the players in the five categories, which are A+, A, B, C, and D.
With a monthly retainer of Rs. 300,000, famous players Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, and Faheem Ashraf are among the 14 players in the A+ category. With a retainer of Rs. 200,000 per month, 37 players, including Rohail Nazir, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, and Asad Shafiq, have been put in the A category.
For the B, C, and D categories, monthly retainers of Rs. 185,000, Rs. 175,000, and Rs. 150,000 are awarded, respectively. These three groups include athletes like Hassan Nawaz, Zaman Khan, and Azam Khan.
The domestic contracts do not include players who are centrally contracted with the national team. These athletes include Mohammad Huraira, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha, Kamran Ghulam, Qasim Akram, Ali Usman, and Haseebullah, who compete in the developing category.
Here are all of the contracts’ specifics:
|Category||Number of Players||Retainer per Month|
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