Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed the new central contracts 2017-18 cricket season. 35 players are handed the central contract divided into 4 different categories. Captain Sarfraz Ahmad and other 5 players makes the category A while four players in Category B while 11 in Category C and last but the not the least 14 youngsters in emeging talent category D. We breakdown the entire central contract and how much each player will be getting paid.
September 2017-August 2018 Central Contract: PCB has announced the new central contracts for the next 12 month period. 10% increase in monthly retainer-ship (salary) and the win bonus for winning test series against any full member nation. There are number of new players handed new contracts while some of the senior players who are considered surplus to requirements are dropped or retired from international cricket..
Apart from awarding central contracts which will get players monthly retainer fee according to the category they are in, PCB also announced some incentives and bonuses on the basis of individual and team performances. Details are provided below.
PCB Central Contract 2017-18 Revealed:
Category A: This is the most lucrative category and only the player with experience and consistent performances in the last couple of years been awarded category A alongside Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmad. Following is the compensation plan for “Category A” players.
- Monthly Retainer Fee – (Rs 500,000 per month)
- Test Match Fee – (Rs 400,000 per match)
- ODI Match Fee – (Rs 300,000 per match)
- Twenty20 Match Fee – (Rs 125,000 per match)
Category B: PCB included only 4 players in the category B where 345,000 rs will be the monthly salary of category b players plus match fee and win bonuses.
Category C: Some of the inconsistent players makes the list in Category C. Where 198,000 rs will be paid to category C players plus of course the match fee and the win bonuses.
Category D: PCB also introduced a category D last year which include players who might not be the first choice picks in any of the international formats but have played in the recent past or emerging young talent. a handsome 100,000 rs is awarded monthly to category d players.
Individual and Team Bonuses:
Individual Bonus include scoring a hundred, double hundred or taking 5 wickets in an innings or 10 wickets in a test match.
- Hundred in Test & Odi Match: Rs. 300,000
- Scoring a double hundred in Test or ODI: Rs. 500,000
- Taking 5 wickets in innings Test or ODI: Rs 300,000
- Taking a 10 wicket haul in Test: Rs. 500,000
While there are also bonus for the whole squad if team win series against top 3 ranked test team or against India etc.
- 250% bonus in match fee if Pakistan beat a top three ranked team or India in Test Series or ODI Series.
- 400% bonus in match fee if Pakistan wins 50 over or T20 World Cup.
|Sarfraz Ahmad||A||500,000 Rs|
|Azhar Ali||A||500,000 Rs|
|Shoaib Malik||A||500,000 Rs|
|Yasir Shah||A||500,000 Rs|
|Muhammad Amir||A||500,000 Rs|
|Muhammad Hafeez||A||500,000 Rs|
|Babar Azam||B||345,000 Rs|
|Imad Wasim||B||345,000 Rs|
|Asad Shafique||B||345,000 Rs|
|Hasan Ali||B||345,000 Rs|
|Wahab Riaz||C||Rs 198,000|
|Rahat Ali||C||Rs 198,000|
|Haris Sohail||C||Rs 198,000|
|Sami Aslam||C||Rs 198,000|
|Shan Masood||C||Rs 198,000|
|Sohail Khan||C||Rs 198,000|
|Fakhar Zaman||C||Rs 198,000|
|Junaid Khan||C||Rs 198,000|
|Ahmed Shehzad||C||Rs 198,000|
|Muhammad Abbas||C||Rs 198,000|
|Shadab Khan||C||Rs 198,000|
|Muhammad Nawaz||D||Rs 95,500|
|Asif Zakar||D||Rs 95,500|
|Usama Salahuddin||D||Rs 95,500|
|Amir Yamin||D||Rs 95,500|
|Usman Shinwari||D||Rs 95,500|
|Fahim Ashraf||D||Rs 95,500|
|Ruman Raees||D||Rs 95,500|
|Imamul Haq||D||Rs 95,500|
|Bilal Asif||D||Rs 95,500|
|Mir Hamza||D||Rs 95,500|
|Umer Amin||D||Rs 95,500|
|Mohammad Hasan||D||Rs 95,500|
|Mohammad Asghar||D||Rs 95,500|
|Mohammad Rizwan||D||Rs 95,500|
Players Without The Central Contract ?
What if a new player is selected in one of the international format squads who don’t have a central contract yet ? Well he will be automatically drafted into Category D and will be paid monthly salary of around Rs 95,500 and match bonuses. Depending on his performance in next 6-9 months he will be awarded official contract in one of the four categories.
Central Contract Selection Committee ?
There is a selection committee who decides which player will be drafted into which categories. Committee comprises of national chief selector Haroon Rasheed, national team coach Waqar Younis and Zakir Khan.