Central Contract

  • PCB to award central contracts based on fitness June 3, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will introduce penalties and points system for its players who will be given fitness-based central contracts for this year. Fitness-based contracts would mean that players who have achieved highest level of fitness points will be placed in the highest category while their performances in the...
  • Pak cricketers likely to get pay hikes in new central contract March 29, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani cricketers are expected to get handsome pay hikes in their new central contracts, a Pakistan Cricket Board official said. The official, who declined to be named, told PTI that under the new payment formula, prepared by the financial experts of the board, the players who get category A central...
  • Removal of senior players from central contract questioned November 19, 2013

    The BCCI removed Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh from its central contract. ...
  • PCB mistakenly sends 2012 central contracts to Pakistan team June 4, 2013

    Karachi: In a major blunder, the PCB has ended up sending copies of the 2012 central contracts to the members of Pakistan team in England instead of dispatching the new contracts for 2013. According to a report in the "Jang" newspaper, the board officials realized their mistake after the old...
  • Monty Panesar rewarded with England central contract March 7, 2013

    London: Spinner Monty Panesar was given an England increment contract for 2012-13 on Thursday as a reward for his fine recent form. The Sussex left-armer was previously on a central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) until 2009 when his deal was not renewed. However, he made...
  • Pietersen not given England central contract September 8, 2012

    London: Kevin Pietersen missed out on being awarded a central contract by England on Friday, leaving his international future in the balance. The batsman was dropped by England after sending text messages to South Africa players that were apparently critical of teammates during the recent Test series against the country of...
  • Pay dispute over, CA contracts 17 players June 22, 2012

    Melbourne: Test opener Ed Cowan has been overlooked in Cricket Australia's revamped list of 17 centrally contracted players named on Friday. CA has cut its contracted players from 25 to 17, but with the ability to upgrade others if performance warrants. While Cowan missed out, out-of-favor paceman Mitchell Johnson was awarded...
  • Pakistan players sign central contract June 13, 2012

    Karachi: All Pakistani cricketers, who were offered central contracts with pay hikes, have conditionally signed the contracts after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) warned that if they did not sign it, they would be paid match fees of category 'C' players. The source said that the PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf asked...
  • Pak players will have to sign tour contracts June 6, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has made it clear that even if a player does not sign the central contract offered to him, he still has to sign a tour contract before each series in order to play for the national team. A senior PCB official told PTI that any...
  • Eight Pak players sign PCB's central contracts June 5, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan’s newly-appointed Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez, former captain Shoaib Malik and offspinner Saeed Ajmal are among the eight players who have signed the central contracts offered to them by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Some well-placed sources confirmed that Malik and other players signed the contracts after learning that the...
  • Ryder without NZC contract for 2012 May 30, 2012

    Wellington: Jesse Ryder has not been awarded a contract by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for 2012. David White, the NZC CEO, announced the decision after a routine annual performance review in Wellington, which is a must for all contracted players. Ryder was not a part of New Zealand’s 15-man Test...
  • PCB to rectify 2012 central contract list May 28, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to rectify some glaring omissions from the list of players awarded central contracts and retainers for the year 2012 with fast bowlers, Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Talha expected to be included in the list this week. Well-placed sources in the board said that...
  • PCB awards retainership to banned player May 27, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a major blooper has awarded retainership to a player whom it had recently banned for a year for serious misconduct during a domestic match. The PCB on Saturday announced a list of 21 players who have been awarded central contracts and 21 players...
  • Afridi, Malik back among PCB contracted players May 26, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday awarded former captains Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik central contracts, which saw players given a 25-per cent hike in their monthly salaries. Afridi's contract was suspended after he fell out with the former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt, who replaced him as one-day...
  • SLC upgrades P Jayawardena, Welagedara May 25, 2012

    Colombo: Wicketkeeper-batsman Prasanna Jayawardene and left-arm fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara have been upgraded in the central contract categories, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Friday. Jayawardene has been promoted to category 2 from 3, while Welagedara is promoted to 4 from 5. The chairman of selectors, Asantha de Mel was consulted...
  • Pak players may get pay hike in new contracts May 23, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistani cricketers, who will get central contracts later this month, can expect a pay hike between 15 and 25 per cent, an Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said Wednesday. The official said that a recommendation of raising the monthly retainer fees and match fees by 10 to 25 per...
  • Malinga in Sri Lankan central contract list May 13, 2012

    Colombo: Speedster Lasith Malinga, who is currently playing for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, has been placed in the top bracket of USD 100,000 in the central contracts announced by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) here. The fast bowler figures along side Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thilan...
  • Central contracts for Pak players delayed again April 23, 2012

    Lahore: The announcement of this year's central contracts for Pakistani cricketers has been further delayed after the PCB formed a new committee to recommend the pay raise and players who would be included in the list. Sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that former chief selector Mohammad Illyas had,...
  • No central contracts yet for Pak players April 16, 2012

    Karachi: Members of the Pakistan team are yet to get their new central contracts and are also awaiting payments dating back to the last four months. According to the Jang newspaper, the members of the national team have not been paid their match fees, central-contract retainers and other dues for...
  • CA to reduce number of central contracts February 24, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) is planning to cut down the number of central contracts handed out to players as a part of its new Memorandum of Understanding with the players' association. Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said on Friday that the new contract system will be performance-based and players will be...
  • Pakistan players set for pay boost February 19, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's contracted players are set to get a pay boost from their cricket board when the new central contracts list is announced next month for 2012, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief operating officer Subham Ahmad said. Ahmad said the increases were a result of the team's good performances over the...
  • Afridi all set to get PCB contract January 12, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will get a fresh central contract when the Pakistan Cricket Board announces its list of centrally contracted players for the year 2012. Afridi had automatically lost his contract in May when he announced his retirement from international cricket in protest against the Board's decision to...
  • Ed Cowan likely to get CA contract January 8, 2012

    Sydney: Ed Cowan could be rewarded handsomely by Cricket Australia for his impressive Test debut against India as the opener looks set to sign a USD 100,000-plus national contract if he plays in the third Test in Perth starting on Friday. Cowan, who won his baggy green in the Boxing Day...
  • Resuming bilateral ties will take time: Ashraf December 25, 2011

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Zaka Ashraf admitted that resumption of bilateral ties with neighbours India will take some time. Speaking on bilateral relations with India, Ashraf said it will take time to revive cricketing ties between the two countries. "I was not able to meet my Indian counterpart...