Home > News >

PCB announces new category ‘D’ contracts

Junaid Khan was a surprise inclusion in category 'A' © Getty Images
Junaid Khan was a surprise inclusion in category ‘A’ © Getty Images

Karachi: June 5, 2014

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) threw up a few surprises while releasing the new list of central contracts on Thursday with young pacer Junaid Khan bracketed in category ‘A,’ while senior batsman Younis Khan was relegated to group ‘B.’

Only five players including skipper Misbah ul Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal and left-arm pacer Junaid got ‘A’ level deals in a list of 31 contracted players. The top category will carry a monthly retainer of around 400,000 Pakistan Rupees as the board also announced encouraging pay hikes and other incentives for the players.

The board did not announce the exact monthly salaries for each category neither the basis on which the contracts have been given to so many players and Younis’s demotion from ‘A’ to ‘B’ also went unanswered. Although Younis has not been picked to play one-day internationals since March, 2013 by the selectors and has just played Test matches since than but Afridi has also stuck to ODIs and T20 matches since 2010.

Younis, who retired from T20 internationals in 2009, is placed in his category with Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and pace bowler Umar Gul. The board instead of reducing the number of contracted players as it had indicated earlier introduced a new category ‘D’ in which 16 players were given contracts for the year.

The board has delayed announcing the list of contracted players for this year by atleast five months but chief selector and national team manager, Moin Khan said the contracts would be effective from January 1.  Moin said the board had announced number of financial incentives and pay hikes for the players to encourage them.

He said the central contract monthly fees had been enhanced by 25 per cent in all categories and the Test match fees also increased by 25 per cent. “The players will also get a 10 per cent enhancement in their one-day international match fees while their share of the logo fee has also been revised upward by 15 per cent, while some of the individual performance incentives have also been made more competitive,” Moin said.

Moin added the win bonus for series wins against the top three ICC ranked teams as well as India has also been increased from 200 per cent to 250 per cent. “We have taken into consideration all factors fitness and performances before deciding upon the players who should be given contracts for 2014 and the list includes some promising youngsters,” he added.

The category ‘C’ players are Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Adnan Akmal, Khurram Manzoor, Nasir Jamshed and spinner Abdur Rehman, while the newly introduced category ‘D’ contracts have been given to 16 players including Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Bilawal Bhatti, Sharjeel Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Fawad Alam, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Umar Amin, Harris Sohail, Rahat Ali, Shaan Masood, Mohammad Talha and Anwar Ali.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014  at Bengaluru

Chennai Super Kings won by 54 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

Photos

Cobras vs Hurricanes Match 6 at Hyderabad

Videos

Daniel Flynn looks ahead to Hobart game

Brendon McCullum’s stunning fielding effort in CSK vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 match

Chennai Super Kings’ top five batting performances

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014: Northern Knights likely XI

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014 – Hurricanes’ likely XI

Anandji Dossa – a life to cherish

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins Hobart Hurricanes Incheon Asian Games India at Asian Games 2014 Lahore Lions

Superme court to hear Cricket Association of Bihar’s interim application against BCCI on October 10

Marvan Atapattu among two candidates shortlisted for Sri Lanka chief coach

Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh to be inducted as Bradman Honourees

CLT20 2014: Brad Hogg believes Perth Scorchers will pull off some upsets

CLT20 2014: KXIP’s Thisara Perera feels it’s good to have variations in bowling

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014: Key Clashes

Chennai Super Kings’ top five batting performances

Asian Games 2014: Afghanistan eye cricketing glory after 2010 heartbreak

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014: Northern Knights likely XI

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014 – Hurricanes’ likely XI

Fan of the Day

Edward Knowles

Edward Knowles

447 Posts | 1 Fans

Video: Brendon McCullum's amazing fielding in CSK vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 match

Marvan Atapattu among two candidates shortlisted for Sri Lanka chief coach

Educating teens about changing nature of personality prevents depression

Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh to be inducted as Bradman Honourees

International programme in Animal Husbandry

‘Concept of time’ responsible for impulsive behaviour?

German electronic firms interested in India: Prasad

Varun Dhawan hangs out with Robert Pires and Virat Kohli at FC Goa jersey launch!

North Korea developing new n-capable missiles: Seoul

NGOs pursue education for all

Aamir Khan to launch 8 PK posters instead of 10?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here