Former captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who was dropped from the World Cup squad, also lost his domestic central contract.
With the announcement of PCB chairman Rameez Raja regarding increase in salaries of domestic contract players, domestic contracts have been announced for 191 players for the domestic season 22-2021.
According to the chairman’s announcement, the PCB has increased the monthly stipend of players in five different categories of domestic contracts by Rs 100,000. The 157-match season will run from September 15 to March 30.
Following the announcement made on Monday, the monthly salary of 10 A-plus players has now reached Rs 2.5 lakh. The 40 players in category A will now get Rs. 185,000 per month. 40 players in B category will now receive Rs. 175,000, 64 players in C category will now receive Rs. 165,000 and 37 players in D category will now receive Rs. 140,000 per month.
Therefore, A-plus category cricketers will now earn up to Rs 5 million per annum. And Category D players will earn up to Rs 3.75 million per Kumar.
Players who have not been offered a domestic contract will be available to choose their association and will receive their share of match fees, daily allowances and prize money this year as they did last year.
Outside the team, Sarfraz Ahmed, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal could not get a central contract while fast bowler Mohammad Amir got a domestic central contract.
There are 10 cricketers including A Plus category, Khushdal Shah, Abdullah Shafiq, Naseem Shah. Muhammad Aamir, Sharjeel Khan, Wasim Jr., Shaun Masood and 40 other cricketers are in A category.
Chairman PCB Rameez Raja said that it is very important that we pay good salaries to our domestic players so that they focus on improving their skills and fitness instead of worrying about their careers and families.