The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has established the Players Compensation Fund (PCF) to help elite cricketers extend and safeguard their international careers by allowing them to compete in leagues and other domestic events throughout the world.
According to a PCB official, the Board has agreed in principle to implement the PCF to protect cricketers’ careers.
“There is no denying that Pakistan has some exceptional cricketers in both formats.” We must safeguard their careers so that they can continue to represent their country for as long as possible. The Board has agreed to establish the Players Compensation Fund for this purpose. Though the total funding for the fund has yet to be determined, it has been decided that the Fund would be established to help protect the careers of elite cricketers. The players will be rewarded for not signing with T20 teams or County Cricket, according to the official.
The PCB has also chosen to award top cricketers a far better Central Contract than the one they now have. “Efforts have been made to provide players with a better Central Contract. Our goal has always been to close the gap between the contracts available to leading country cricketers. So, there will be a significant rise in the contract amount—how much, we cannot tell you at this time. The number of Emerging Category numbers in the Central Contract has also been increased. The last contract had three Emerging Category players, whereas the following contract will have roughly seven Emerging Category players. The decision will be made by the selectors and the head coach.