Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the 2022/23 central contract. Under current cycle 4 different categories of contracts are announced. Some of these categories are further divided into category a, b, c and d etc. Only 5 players have retained the red/white ball contract. Below is the entire breakdown of current central contract.
The PCB announced an upgraded contract list for 2022/2023. 20 players were included in the central contract. 10% increase in match fee across all formats. Non player members of the squad get 50% raise in match fee. Captaincy allowance is introduce to compensate captain for extra responsibilities.
PCB Grading system for Men’s cricket
There are four major categories in 2022/23 contract.
- Red/White Ball Contract (players who regularly play in all formats for pakistan national team)
- Red Ball Contract (players who only represent pakistan in test cricket)
- White Ball Contract (players who only play T20 or ODI matches)
- Emerging Contract (given to under-21 players who had a good domestic/PSL season)
All major categories are further divided into four grades and below are the details on which player qualify for which grand and how much is their yearly salary plus match fee.
1. Red/White Ball Contract:
- Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (Category A)
- Hasan Ali (red-ball Category B) (White-ball Category C)
- Imam-ul-Haq (Red-ball Category C), (White-ball Category B)
2. Red Ball Category Contract:
- Azhar Ali (Category A)
- Fawad Alam (Category B)
- Abdullah Shafique, Naseem Shah and Nauman Ali (Category C)
- Abid Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah (Category D)
3. White Ball Category Contracts:
- Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan (Category A)
- Haris Rauf (Category B)
- Mohammad Nawaz (Category C)
- Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mehmood (Category D)
4. Emerging Contracts:
Salman Ali Agha, Ali Usman, Qasim Akram, Haseebullah, Kamran Ghulam , Mohammad Haris and Mohammad Huraira
PCB is awarding 1.25 million PKR monthly to List A players, 937,500 PKR monthly to list B players, and 562,500 PKR monthly to list C players. Emerging category players are getting 300000 PKR per month.
Base on the grading system, The payment structure is as under:
|Players||Retainer Fee (Monthly)||ODI Fee||Test Fee||T20 Fee|
|Babar Azam||1.25 million PKR (+ undisclosed Captain allowance)||PKR 25,000||PKR 50,000||PKR 15,000|
|Mohammad Rizwan||1.25 million PKR||PKR 25,000||PKR 50,000||PKR 15,000|
|Hasan Ali||1.25 million PKR||PKR 25,000||PKR 50,000||PKR 15,000|
|Shaheen Afridi||1.25 million PKR||PKR 25,000||PKR 50,000||PKR 15,000|
|Azhar Ali||937,500 PKR||N/A||PKR 40,000||N/A|
|Faheem Ashraf||937,500 PKR||PKR 20,000||PKR 40,000||PKR 12,500|
|Fakhar Zaman||937,500 PKR||PKR 20,000||PKR 40,000||PKR 12,500|
|Fawad Alam||937,500 PKR||N/A||PKR 40,000||N/A|
|Shadab Khan||937,500 PKR||PKR 20,000||PKR 40,000||PKR 12,500|
|Yasir Shah||937,500 PKR||PKR 20,000||PKR 40,000||N/A|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed||562,500 PKR||N/A||PKR 37,500||PKR 10,000|
|Imam-ul-Haq||562,500 PKR||PKR 17,500||PKR 37,500||N/A|
|Haris Rauf||562,500 PKR||PKR 17,500||PKR 37,500||PKR 10,000|
|Mohammad Hasnain||562,500 PKR||PKR 17,500||PKR 37,500||PKR 10,000|
|Mohammad Nawaz||562,500 PKR||PKR 17,500||PKR 37,500||PKR 10,000|
|Nauman Ali||562,500 PKR||PKR 17,500||PKR 37,500||N/A|
|Abid Ali||562,500 PKR||PKR 17,500||PKR 37,500||N/A|
|Usman Qadir||300,500 PKR||PKR 14,500||PKR 30,000||PKR 10,000|
|Imran Butt,||300,500 PKR||N/A||PKR 30,000||N/A|
|Shahnawaz Dahani||300,500 PKR||PKR 14,500||PKR 30,000||PKR 10,000|
Baber Azam is the highest-paid player for Pakistan. Moreover, He is the All format Captain of the Pakistan team.
FAQs Regarding Pakistan Cricketers salary
Q. Who is the highest-paid player for Pakistan?
A. Baber Azam is the highest-paid player for Pakistan.
Q. What is the salary of Baber Azam?
A. Baber Azam earns 1.25 million PKR from PCB.
Q. Is Hassan Ali is a Part of the central contract?
A. Hassan Ali got an A category central contract.
Q. What are Pakistan’s ODI, Test, and T20 match fees?
A. PCB pays different match fees to players based on the player’s category.
Q. What players are excluded from PCB central contracts 2021/2022?
A. Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas, Asad Shafiq, Haider Ali, Haris Sohail, Naseem Shah, Shan Masood, and Usman Shinwari.
Q. When the renewal of Pakistan Players Salaries take place in 2022?
A. PCB will renew contracts of Pakistan players in June and July 2022.