The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the men's central contract list, which will be effective July 1. The board has increased 10 percent match fee across all formats. The board has announced new contracts for red-ball and white-ball players, dividing them into two groups, and has added four new names to the Emerging Category.
Pakistan's all-format captain Babar Azam, along with Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi, has been given contracts in both categories.
The board has added five additional players to the Emerging Players category, bringing the total to seven, in order to promote, develop, and support domestic cricket in Pakistan.
New Developments in the contract system:
10 percent increase in match fees across all formats
Increase in match fee for non-playing members from 50 percent to 70 percent of the overall match fee
introduction of a captaincy allowance to compensate the team captain for the additional responsibilities that come with that role
Ali Usman, Haseebullah, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Huraira, Qasim Akram and Salman Ali Agha.
White Ball Contracts:
Category A – Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan
Category B – Haris Rauf
Category C – Mohammad Nawaz
Category D – Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mehmood
Red Ball Contracts:
Category A – Azhar Ali
Category B – Fawad Alam
Category C – Abdullah Shafique, Naseem Shah and Nauman Ali
Category D – Abid Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah
Red and White Ball Contracts:
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (all Category A), Hasan Ali (red-ball Category B, white-ball Category C) and Imam-ul-Haq (red-ball Category C, white-ball Category B)