The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has determined to demote their 2017 Champions Trophy profitable captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed from class A’ to C’ within the new central contracts, to be given to the avid gamers in August.
In keeping with main points, the Board has additionally determined in opposition to decreasing the central contract retainers or fit charges for the avid gamers regardless of the coronavirus pandemic postponing all cricket actions world wide.
The PCB final yr in August had awarded central contracts to just 19 avid gamers, omitting seniors like Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik from the listing.
The collection of gotten smaller avid gamers have been diminished from 32 to 19 as in step with a coverage determination of the Board.
Sarfaraz used to be stored in class A with Babar Azam and Yasir Shah as at the moment he used to be captain in all 3 codecs.
However in November, the selectors, now not simplest dropped wicketkeeper-batsman, Sarfaraz as captain but in addition as participant from all 3 codecs.
“Sarfaraz has been demoted to class C within the new contracts as he’s at the moment now not a member of the enjoying aspect,” a PCB supply mentioned.
The brand new listing of gotten smaller avid gamers is being finalised via a committee that incorporates PCB CEO, Wasim Khan, Director Global Cricket Operations, Zakir Khan and the top trainer and leader selector, Misbah-ul-Haq.
Within the final central contracts the Board had greater the retainers via round 25 to 40 % and this time the supply mentioned the PCB committee is considering expanding the Check fit rate regardless of the monetary crunch caused via the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns across the world.
Within the current contracts the Check fit charges is Rs 762,300 for Class A avid gamers, Rs 665,280 for Class B and Rs 568,260 for Class C avid gamers.
The supply mentioned Abid Ali may be promoted to Class B with fellow Check opener, Shan Masood whilst Hasan Ali may just lose his contract.
The avid gamers who’re at the moment centrally gotten smaller come with:
Class A: Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Yasir Shah.
Class B: Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz.
Class C: Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Aamir, Abid Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Usman Shinari and Imad Wasim.