Karachi: Cricketers Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir received a pay rise after being denied central contracts by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The foursome have been informed that since they do not have central contracts, they will now receive match fees in category “A” which they previously received in category “C”.
“The four men had expressed their reservations to the CEO of the board, Wasim Khan, that they were being treated unfairly, because although they do not receive central contracts, they do not receive match fees in the category la. higher reserved for seniors, “said a knowledgeable source. .
“Previously, after the central contracts were announced and they were not named in the roster, they received honoraria to play for the national team in category ‘C’ which amounted to roughly Rs 2 , 02,000 for an international one day and less for an international T20. “
The board, however, has not received another request from players that they also receive compensation for missing out on foreign T20 league contracts due to their domestic obligations.
“The board said it could not give any compensation for this and that the players should prioritize the national duty,” he added.
Hafeez recently suffered a loss of around Rs 10million after having to withdraw from the Sri Lankan Premier League after being named to the touring squad for New Zealand.
Although Hafeez only plays white ball cricket like the other three, with Malik focusing only on the T20 format, the board also did not accept his request to allow him to join the team late in New Zealand.
“He has been told that due to quarantine and isolation requirements in New Zealand. He must accompany the team or miss if he wants to go play in the top league of Lanka which starts from the 17th. November, “the source said.
Amir and Malik have currently traveled to Sri Lanka for the Lanka Premier League as they have not been named to the touring squad for New Zealand.
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