PCB Central Contracts List: National Cricketers to Get Share

PCB Central Contracts List: National Cricketers to Get Share

Pakistan Cricket Board PCB central contracts list for men’s cricketers which will run from July 1 2023 to June 30, 2026.


The cricket board secures three-year central contracts for up to 25 players.

This comprehensive deal will encompass a share of ICC revenue and notably merge red-ball and white-ball contracts.

In a departure from the previous year, the national contracts for both red-ball and white-ball formats have now been amalgamated. The proposal aims to assess players’ ability to win and promote fair selection.

The player roster segmented into four categories, each accompanied by significant increases in their monthly retainers.

Furthermore, revenue from the ICC will be factored into the overall monthly compensation as follows:

  • Category A (3 players): 202% increase
  • Category B (6 players): 144% increase
  • Category C (2 players): 135% increase
  • Category D (14 players): 127% increase

Here is the list of players along with their respective contract categories who are being offered contracts:

Category A:

  • Babar Azam
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  •  Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Category B:

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haris Rauf
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Naseem Shah
  • Shadab Khan

Category C:

  • Imad Wasim
  • Abdullah Shafique

Category D:

  • Fahim Ashraf
  • Hasan Ali
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Ihsanullah
  • Mohammad Haris
  • Mohammad Wasim Jr.
  • Saim Ayub
  • Salman Ali Agha
  • Sarfaraz Ahmad
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Shahnawaz Dahani
  • Shan Masood
  • Usama Mir
  • Zaman Khan

Players’ match fees are set to undergo significant increases: a 50% raise for Test matches, 25% for One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and a 12.5% increase for Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

Centrally contracted players who participate in domestic cricket will receive 50% of the international match fee.

Additionally, players will have the opportunity to take part in two foreign leagues during each season.

The financial structure for the three-year contract term will remain unchanged, with player performance evaluations conducted every 12 months.

The previous central contract cycle concluded on June 30, and the new agreement will be in effect from July 1, 2023.



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