After a week of logjam, star Pakistan cricketers sign PCB’s amended central contracts | Cricket News

KARACHI: The best cricketers, including the captain Babar Azamleader Shaheen Shah Afridiand Mohammad Rizwanagreed to sign the Pakistan Cricket Boardit is (pcb) changed the central contracts after a week of arm wrestling between them and the board.
According to a report from ESPNcricinfo, the group of players have signed the dotted lines before leaving for the tour of the Netherlands on the condition that they again have discussions on a few other contract clauses with the board of directors after the Asian Cup in September.
The senior players have expressed reservations about a few aspects of the contracts.
“These range from questions about the NOC’s participation process in foreign leagues, to seeking more information on image rights at ICC events and participation fee shares at ICC events. ‘ICC and clauses regarding the signing of individual approvals,’ the report said.
The PCB has announced 33 central contracts this season, split between white and red ball players for the first time 2022-23.
In line with the council’s usual practice, as copies of the contract were given to the players at the start of the pre-tour camp in Lahore, many players in the lower categories signed the dotted lines but the senior stars did not sign. immediately.
Besides Babar, Afridi and Rizwan, the group also included Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman and Hasan Ali. The players asked for more time as they wanted to discuss contract details with their advisers and lawyers, given that there is no players’ body in the country.
In the past, Pakistani cricketers would rarely challenge any aspect of their signed central contracts and fire them immediately.
Historically, the Pakistani board has also never formally negotiated with cricketers when drafting contracts from them.
Therefore, this new development could be seen as a sort of marker in the equation between the board and the cricketers.
According to central contracts, monthly installment amounts and match fees were not among the points of contention. All players will receive a match fee of Rs. 838,530 PKR (approx. USD 3,800) for a test, Rs. 515,696 PKR for an ODI (approx. USD 2,300) and 372,075 PKR (approx. T20I.
On the other hand, the provision for a red ball contract in Pakistan is 1,050,000 PKR per month (about 4,700 USD) and 950,000 PKR (about 4,300 USD) for a corresponding white ball contract.


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