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The Pakistan Cricket Board PCB launched clear 2020-21 contracts for 192 house players, which had been primarily based strictly on requirements, effectivity, and forward-looking technique.

According to PCB from the 192 players, 10 have been awarded A Plus class comprising major performers from the 2019-20 first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and players part of the nationwide squad nevertheless and not using a central or rising contract.

These players are

  • Bilal Asif (Central Punjab),
  • Fahim Ashraf (Central Punjab),
  • Fawad Alam (Sindh),
  • Imran Butt (Balochistan),
  • Imran Khan Snr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa),
  • Kashif Bhatti (Balochistan),
  • Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab),
  • Nauman Ali (Northern)
  • Sohail Khan (Sindh)
  • Zafar Gohar (Central Punjab)

Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan males nationwide group head coach and chief selector, who chosen players for the A Plus class, acknowledged: “I must congratulate the 10 players for securing the newly-introduced A Plus class contracts, which is a reward for his or her efforts and onerous work throughout the 2019-20 season that each earned them recognition in house cricket or places throughout the Pakistan males’ nationwide group.

“I accept there shall be only a few players who will really feel onerous completed nevertheless we could solely determine essentially the most of 10 players on this class. I would like to ensure every high-performing participant that he’ll keep obtainable for selection throughout the aspect and counting on how he performs throughout the 2020-21 season, shall be in line for an increment subsequent 12 months.


“We need to make Pakistan cricket robust, aggressive, and performance-based, and this slab-based retainer coverage is a mirrored image of this technique. I’m assured it will induce extra ardor amongst the gamers, which, in flip, is not going to solely profit the gamers but additionally Pakistan cricket.”

Category A

Category A accommodates 38 players, along with 10 most interesting performers from the 2019-20 house season or those that’ve beforehand represented Pakistan on the very best diploma.

Category B

Category B accommodates 47 players who’ve carried out T20Is, are amongst the very best 10 performers of the National T20 Cup (First XI) 2019-20, had the first-class season in 2019-20, or have represented Pakistan Shaheens/Emerging since 2019.

Category C

Category C accommodates 71 players who each featured in HBL PSL 2019 and 2020, had been amongst the performers of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (First and Second XI) 2019-20 performers, prime 10 performers of the Pakistan Cup 2018-19, most interesting batsman/bowler of Patron’s Trophy Grade-II 2018-19 or have represented Pakistan in age-group cricket.

Category D

Category D boasts all completely different 26 players who’re part of the six Cricket Association sides.

PCB Director High Performance, Nadeem Khan acknowledged “I’ve always believed and emphasised on requirements and performance-based contracts and that’s reflective throughout the 2020-21 house participant contract courses.

“While organizing the elements, now we have now moreover moved from a tough and quick slab retainer development to a category-based retainer development on account of I really feel it is truthful on major or expert players to be dealt with and paid in any other case to a beginner or a starter. Furthermore, that’s moreover fixed to how we offer central contracts to our elite cricketers.

“Through this model, now we have now moreover ensured we retain and defend our age-group cricketers, who beforehand have dropped out each due to non-selection or non-recognition. These eight U19 cricketers who carried out throughout the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 and 11 Emerging/Shaheen players will now keep part of the system and may get their options to boost and switch in an upward path.

“From these 192 home contracted gamers, 146 cricketers are those that had been with no jobs whereas 24 had contractual employments. This signifies that the PCB takes care of the wellbeing of all of the proficient and high-performing cricketers and stays on a monitor to introducing professionalism in cricket, which is the one solution to excellence.”


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