Pakistani cricketers are expected to face significant repercussions following their dismal performance and early exit from the T20 World Cup 2024, having suffered defeats against co-hosts the United States of America and arch-rivals India. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to reassess the central contracts of the players, with possible salary reductions on the horizon. Moreover, the board will be implementing stringent policies regarding player participation in T20 leagues around the world.

Previously, ex-PCB chief Zaka Ashraf had announced a substantial increase in player earnings, along with a fixed share of the PCB’s ICC revenue. PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi had also promised a bonus of USD 100,000 for each player if they clinched the T20 World Cup 2024. However, in light of recent performances, officials and former players have advised Naqvi to review the central contracts, potentially leading to revised salaries.

“There could be a reassessment of the central contracts, and the players could find their salaries and fees being cut if the Chairman decides to react strongly to the team’s recent woeful performances. Nothing is final yet, but this strong measure has been discussed within the board,” a PCB source told PTI.

The PCB will enforce its two-NOCs policy for T20 leagues on all centrally and domestically contracted players. According to this policy, players are limited to participating in a maximum of two overseas leagues per year, in addition to the Pakistan Super League.

The board has not yet issued NOCs to young players Azam Khan and Saim Ayub for the Caribbean Premier League, despite their retention by their respective franchises.

“Other players have also been given a clear message that the two-NOCs rule applies to both centrally and domestically contracted players, and the board reserves the right to turn down any NOC request from any player,” an official source told PTI.

Share this post!

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *