PCB makes tough decisions on cricketers playing leagues. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Zaka Ashraf, has indicated that Pakistan’s cricketers may be restricted to participating in only one franchise league apart from the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Ashraf acknowledged that Pakistani cricketers have been inclined to play in various franchise leagues worldwide, primarily due to what he described as comparatively low earnings.
PCB makes tough decision on cricketers playing leagues
He expressed concern over the modest incomes earned by Pakistani cricketers and mentioned that the PCB was contemplating higher payments to entice them into signing central contracts more willingly. The PCB recently unveiled central contracts for a three-year period, featuring a substantial increase in monthly retainers and match fees across all four categories.
This will include a significant deal for 30 players, incorporating some ICC revenue. Additionally, red-ball and white-ball national contracts have been merged, and players will be categorized into four groups with enhanced monthly retainers, ensuring that ICC revenue is factored into their overall monthly compensation.