Cricketers Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Aamir received a pay rise after being denied central contracts by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The quartet have been informed that since they do not have central contracts, they will now receive match fees in category “A” which they previously received in category “C”.
The four men had expressed their reservations to the CEO of the board, Wasim Khan, saying they were being treated unfairly because although they do not receive central contracts, they do not receive match fees in the highest category reserved for seniors, ”said a knowledgeable source.
“Previously, after the central contracts were announced and they were not named in the list, they received honoraria to play for the national team in category ‘C’ which amounted to roughly 202,000 Rupees for an ODI and less for an international T20. ”
The source said the four will now receive a category ‘A’ match fee, which will be around 460,000 for ODIs and around 330,000 for the T20 international per game.
The board, however, has not received another request from players that they also receive compensation for missing out on foreign T20 league contracts due to their domestic obligations.
“The board said it could not give any compensation for this and that the players must prioritize national duty,” he added.
Hafeez recently suffered a loss of around Rs 10million as he had to withdraw from the Sri Lankan Premier League after being named to the New Zealand touring squad.
Although Hafeez only plays white ball cricket like the other three, with Malik only focusing on the T20 format, the board also did not accept his request to allow him to join the team late in News. -Zeeland.
“He was told that due to quarantine and isolation requirements in New Zealand he had to accompany the team or miss if he wanted to go play in the Lanka Premier League which starts from November 17th.” , the source said.
Muhammad Aamir and Malik have currently traveled to Sri Lanka for the Premier League of Lanka as they were not named to the touring squad for New Zealand.