Lahore, July 12, 2017 (PPI-OT):The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announces the award of its Players Central Contracts for the year 2017-18 (July 1, 2017- June 30th 2018) to 35 players in four categories. The Central Contracts were awarded after keeping in mind the performances, fitness, and discipline of the players. A number of young players have been awarded Central Contracts this year keeping in mind that the National Teams in all formats will be going through a transitionary period after a number of retirements from last year’s Central Contract List.
As per the three year understanding reached with Players and the PCB Management the monthly retainers for all categories are increased by 10%. The Central Contracts Selection Committee comprising Director Cricket Operations, Chairman National Selection Committee, and Pakistan Team Head Coach have recommended and Chairman PCB has approved the following names for the 2017- 2018 Central Contract Term:
PCB Players Central Contracts 2017-18 (July 1st, 2017 - June 30th 2018) S# Name Type Category 1 Azhar Ali RHOB A 2 Shoaib Malik RHB/OS A 3 Sarfraz Ahmed RHB/WK A 4 Yasir Shah RLS A 5 Mohammad Hafeez RHB/OS A 6 Mohammad Amir LAF A 7 Babar Azam RHB B 8 Imad Wasim LLS/LHB B 9 Asad Shafiq RHB B 10 Hasan Ali RAF B 11 Wahab Riaz LAF C 12 Rahat Ali LAMF C 13 Haris Sohail LHB/LLS C 14 Sami Aslam LHOB C 15 Shan Masood LHOB C 16 Sohail Khan RAMF C 17 Fakhar Zaman LHOB C 18 Junaid Khan LAMF C 19 Ahmed Shehzad RHOB C 20 Mohammad Abbas RAMF C 21 Shahdab Khan RLS/RHB C 22 Mohammad Nawaz LLS/LHB D 23 Asif Zakir RHB D 24 Usman Salahuddin RHB D 25 Amir Yamin RAMF/RHB D 26 Usman Shinwari LAMF D 27 Fahim Ashraf RAMF/LHB D 28 Ruman Raees LAMF D 29 Imamul Haq LHOB D 30 Bilal Asif OS/RHB D 31 Mir Hamza LAMF D 32 Umer Amin LHB D 33 Mohammad Hasan RHB/WK D 34 Mohammad Asghar LLS D 35 Mohammad Rizwan RHB/WK D Summary: Category ‘A’ 06 Category ‘B’ 04 Category ‘C’ 11 Category ‘D’ 14 Total 35
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