The match fees have been hiked after senior cricketers Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Aamir were denied a central contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). These four players have been informed that since they do not have a central contract, they will now get match fees to ‘A’ category cricketers. Earlier, they were being paid at par with ‘C’ category cricketers.
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A source aware of the matter said that these four players had told Wasim Khan, the CEO of the board, that they were being treated unfairly even after the central contract was not received and they were given the top-class matches of senior players Fee is not being given. The source said that earlier due to lack of a central contract, he was being paid match fees for the C-category players, which included around Rs 2,02,000 (Pakistani) for ODIs and a lesser amount for T20 International. Provision of
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Now they will get match fees equal to A category players. There is a provision of Rs 4,60,000 for ODI and Rs 3,30,000 per match fee for T20 International. The board, however, rejected another request from the players seeking compensation for not being able to participate in the foreign T20 league due to being with the national team.
He said that the board has said that it cannot give any compensation for this and the players have to give priority to national duty. Hafiz had to withdraw from the Sri Lanka Premier League after being recently included in the squad for the tour of New Zealand, causing a loss of nearly Rs 1 crore. The board also rejected his plea to join the team late on the tour to New Zealand.