According to reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is changing its central contract policy. For the first time in history, they will implement separate central contracts for both red and white-ball cricket.
Previously, the board would offer players collective (Test, ODI, and Twenty20) central contracts, but this time they have chosen to provide individual contracts to Test and ODI cricketers. A source has revealed that the same will be discussed at the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting.
“The central contracts will be awarded to players from July 2022 to June 2023. This will be decided in the Board of Governors (BoG) meeting to be held on Thursday,” an official told APP. The source further added that this move would result in adding more players to the list of central contracts.
The source also revealed that many other topics, including the salaries of PCB employees, will be discussed in the meeting. “Many other issues will also be discussed in the meeting including the increase in salaries of PCB employees,” said the source.
In addition, the source claimed that the PCB strictly wants the new director of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to be of Pakistani nationality, and have the required education and experience. “Foreigners can’t apply for the post. The advertisement can also be seen on the board’s website,” he said.
Meanwhile, PCB President Ramiz Raja is likely to be sacked from his post, as per reports. According to the source, some high-ranking officials have agreed to Ramiz’s replacement. Najam Sethi, Zaka Ashraf, and Khalid Mahmood, the probable candidates, have also met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
On the other hand, the Pakistan team is doing exceedingly well under the leadership of Babar Azam. The Men in Green recently whitewashed West Indies in a three-match ODI series at home. The Babar Azam-led side is eying to lift the upcoming 202-20 World Cup. This year’s major event will be held in Australia in October and November.