Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) warned the national cricket players to meet fitness standards or lose up to 15 % of their income salary, as officials seek to address the team’s fall in the international rankings.
According to the details, There are 19 Pakistani players who are centrally contracted to PCB. They are divided in three categories – A, B and C. Players who are in category A get PKR 0.8 million per month, while those who are in category B and C get PKR 0.5 million and PKR 0.35 million respectively.
They also fared badly in one-day internationals, winning just nine of their 25 and just one of their ten Twenty20 internationals, leaving the team as low as seventh in Tests and sixth in ODIs.
They did manage to cling to their world number one rankings in Twenty20 internationals – but by just one point.
New head coach Misbah-ul-Haq had stressed fitness will be paramount as he tries to lift standards.
“A player failing to meet the minimum fitness requirements will be fined 15 per cent of his monthly retainer, which will remain effective until he achieves the standards,” a press release by the cricket board stated. “Player failing consecutive tests will risk the chances of retaining his central contract category and may face demotion.”
Earlier, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that it expects to sign an agreement with Bangladesh team regarding its tour to Pakistan.
Moreover, Bangladesh team tour to Pakistan scheduled later this month.
According to the proposed schedule, the PCB intended to host three T20 matches and two Test matches.
It will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship.