According to sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering raising the salary of centrally contracted players by 30%.
According to reports, the PCB will alter the current central contract structure by further splitting the player pool into red-ball specialists and white-ball specialists. This will not only aid in the division of salaries according to format but also in the formalization of the central contract list structure.
During a meeting between top PCB officials and the current national team management a few months ago, Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, and head coach, Saqlain Mushtaq, pushed the PCB to enhance the players’ salaries by 20%.
Babar and Saqlain also gave their opinions on various players in terms of their potential and future plans.
According to reports, the PCB was quite pleased with Babar and Saqlain’s remarks, and they are planning to grant a 30% raise in centrally contracted players’ salaries starting next month. The ultimate decision on the case will be discussed at the next Board of Governors (BoG) meeting, which is set for next week.
The present central contracts will run out at the end of June. In the first few weeks of July, the new list of central contracts will be released. Major changes are predicted in the new central contract list, with numerous superstars expected to lose their contracts.