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.
Rameez Raja, Chairman PCB:
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.
He said that Pakistan Cricket Board has a duty to take care of the cricketers of the country and he was very happy to announce this decision.
Rameez Raja says a significant increase in players’ salaries will strengthen our domestic system. It will also dispel doubts about the well-being of our cricketers.
The PCB has offered contracts to 191 players for the domestic season 22-2021, including 20 cricketers from the CCA Two-Day Tournament. Eleven of these 20 cricketers are from remote areas of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the PCB is not only committed to testing the talent of these areas but is also working to integrate them into the national framework.
Eleven of the 20 players are from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the details of which are as follows:
Balochistan – Abdul Hanan (Qila Abdullah), Aftab Ahmed (Loralai), Fahad Hussain (Jaffarabad), Mohammad Idrees (Quetta), Mohammad Javed (Pishin), Sanaullah (Loralai), Syed Zainullah (Pishin) and Tariq Jamil (Loralai) )
Central Punjab – Haseeb-ur-Rehman (Lahore), Mohammad Irfan Jr. (Sheikhupura), Mohammad Tabriz (Sialkot) and Mohammad Waheed (Lahore)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Muhammad Ibrahim (Swabi), Waqar Ahmed (Lower Dir) and Yasir Khan (Bannu)
Northern – Asad Raza (Faisalabad)
Sindh – Khazeema Bin Tanveer (Karachi), Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro (Sukkur) and Junaid Ilyas (Karachi)
Southern Punjab – Muhammad Sharon Siraj (Sahiwal)
Under the Encouragement Policy to Encourage Outstanding Players, the PCB promoted Domestic Cricketer of the Year 2020 award winner Kamran Ghulam and off-spinner Sajid Khan from C and A category to A-plus category respectively. I have added.
Kamran Ghulam broke the 36-year-old record of scoring the most runs in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first-class tournament last season. He scored 1249 runs last season while off-spinner Sajid Khan was declared the most successful bowler of the event. He took 67 wickets.