LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is anticipated to make quite a few modifications within the central contracts with promotion and demotion for a lot of gamers after session with skipper Babar Azam and different senior cricketers.
The cricket governing physique has began engaged on new offers for the gamers for the 2023-24 season as the present central contracts will expire on June 30.
The PCB can also be discussing whether or not it ought to proceed to award separate contracts primarily based on white-ball and red-ball cricket.
As a consequence of retirement, veteran batter Azhar Ali will probably be excluded from the centrally-contracted gamers checklist. In the meantime, Fawad Alam, Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mehmood are additionally more likely to lose their central contracts.
Nevertheless, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saim Ayub, Ihsanullah, Usama Mir and Zaman Khan may very well be inducted into the checklist.
The sources additionally revealed that pacers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah may very well be promoted when the brand new centrally-contracted gamers’ checklist is introduced.
PCB males’s central contracts checklist for 2022-23
Pink and white ball contracts (5):
- Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (all Class A),
- Hasan Ali (red-ball Class B, white-ball Class C)
- Imam-ul-Haq (red-ball Class C, white-ball Class B)
Pink ball contracts (10):
- Class A — Azhar Ali
- Class B — Fawad Alam
- Class C — Abdullah Shafique, Naseem Shah and Nauman Ali
- Class D — Abid Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah
White ball contracts (11):
- Class A — Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan
- Class B — Haris Rauf
- Class C — Mohammad Nawaz
- Class D — Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mehmood
Rising contracts (7):
- Ali Usman (Southern Punjab)
- Haseebullah (Balochistan)
- Kamran Ghulam (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Mohammad Haris (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Mohammad Huraira (Northern)
- Qasim Akram (Central Punjab)
- Salman Ali Agha (Southern Punjab)