How much will Pakistani cricketers earn per match? – The News International

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LAHORE: Pakistani cricketers will get Rs838,000 per Test match, Rs515,000 for an ODI and Rs372,075 if they play a T20I match, according to the new central contracts for the 2022-23 season.

According to a Daily Express report, contracts were offered to players during a camp in Lahore and some of them have signed them while some are reviewing it.

On June 30, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced the list of men’s central contracts for 2022-2023, which came into effect from July 1, offering a 10% increase in salaries.

For the first time, PCB introduced separate red and white-ball contracts, while four more players were added to the “Emerging Category”. This means that a total of 33 players, 13 more than the previous season, have received contracts for the next 12 months.

The report stated that a player will now get Rs838,000 per Test match from Rs762,300 and Rs515,000 to play an ODI. Earlier, a cricketer received a match fee of Rs468,815 for the 50-over format.

On the other hand, a player will get Rs372,075 for a T20I compared to last season’s Rs338,250.

Central contracts list

Pakistani all-format captain Babar Azam, along with Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi were awarded both red and white ball contracts.

Among the 10 players who got red ball contracts, Azhar Ali was promoted to Category A, Abdullah Shafique, Naseem Shah were placed in Category C for the first time along with Saud Shakeel, who was allotted Category D.

Thanks to PCB
Thanks to PCB

Fawad Alam and Nauman Ali were retained in categories B and C respectively, while Abid Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah were given category D contracts.

In addition, 11 limited-over specialists received white-ball contracts.

Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan, who were in Category B in 2021-2022, have now been awarded Category A contracts, while Haris Rauf has been promoted to Category B. Mohammad Nawaz has been retained in Category C.

Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir were promoted from Emerging to Category D where they will be joined by first-timers Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Zahid Mehmood.

In the Emerging Category, the PCB as part of its strategy to encourage, develop and encourage emerging domestic artists had increased the number of players from three to seven. Players in the Emerging Category are: Ali Usman, Haseebullah, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Huraira, Qasim Akram and Salman Ali Agha.

Salient features of the new central contracts:

  • 10% increase in match fees across all formats
  • Increase in match fee for non-playing members from 50 per cent to 70 per cent of the total match fee
  • Introduction of a captain’s allowance to compensate the team captain for the additional responsibilities that come with that role
  • Allocation of an amount for current players with the aim of managing and reducing the workload of elite players and ensuring that they are fully fit, ready and fresh when playing for Pakistan

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