Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a new pay structure for domestic cricketers.
According to a revamped pay structure announced by the PCB on Tuesday, The 10 players in Category A Plus will get Rs 1.5 lakh per month while the 38 players in Category A will get Rs 85,000 per month.
According to the PCB, 48 players in category B will get Rs 75,000 per month and 72 players in category C will get Rs 65,000 per month.
The 24 players in Category D will get a monthly stipend of Rs 40,000.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that players with domestic contracts will be given match fees along with a monthly stipend.
PCB press release stated that these player earnings can be calculated following the announcement of the 2020-21 domestic cricket schedule, which provides the best of the best cricketers the opportunity to feature in all 10 National T20 Cup, 10 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and 10 Pakistan Cup matches.
Director – High Performance, Nadeem Khan said that “While finalizing the 2020-21 domestic calendar, we not only had an eye on the three global white-ball events, we were also mindful that we had to improve our contracts that must benefit the players financially and encourage them to further raise the levels of their fitness and form so they can also stake claims in the franchise and national sides.
“The PCB is aware that Pakistan cricketers are not the highest-paid in the world, but it is our endeavor to slowly and gradually improve their contracts so that they can get the best returns for their talent and also plan their futures.
“PCB generates its funds and revenues through cricket and it is appropriate that a large chunk of these funds are reinvested into development and cricketers.
“I am confident that domestic cricketers will see these enhancements as a morale and confidence booster, and they will not only aim to perform better than last year but this will introduce an element of competition between these players in pursuit of improved contracts next year.”