New Delhi, Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam including the big players of the team are unhappy with the PCB. Because till now the cricket board has not found any solution regarding the central contract. PCB’s central contract expired on June 30 itself and currently Babar & Co. is playing the Test series against Sri Lanka without a contract. Along with demanding an increase in salary from the PCB, the players of the Pakistani team have demanded a complete change in the structure of cricket in the interest of the players.
According to Cricket Pakistan, the players have not yet signed any contract extension agreement. Meanwhile, Babar & Co. have put forth several demands, on which they want to talk to Zaka Ashraf, the head of the new management committee of PCB. In fact, when Najam Sethi was the PCB chairman, there was a discussion about a 45 percent increase in salary. The players want to move forward on this demand.
4 big demands of players
The players involved in the central contract of Pakistan Cricket Board want salary as compared to other cricket boards. Apart from this, health insurance and education policy of the family. At the same time, disclosure of sponsors and share in earnings from ICC events. Also, more transparency in issuing NOC for participation in foreign leagues.
There is also a deadlock between the players and the PCB regarding NOC to play in foreign leagues. Earlier, PCB has demanded 25 thousand dollars from each player for participating in Major League Cricket and Global T20. The players had raised questions on this fee. Because he was given salary only by contract of 5 thousand dollars. After returning from the Sri Lanka tour, talks are expected between the Pakistani players and the new PCB committee on this subject.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 24, 2023