PCB looking to introduce separate white-ball and red-ball contracts

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is pondering to introduce separate contracts for white-ball and red-ball cricket. According to Sami ul Hasan Burney, who is the media director of PCB, the board has been conducting several meetings in regard, however, the final decision will be announced in a shorter course. 

If there will be separate contracts for Test and limited-overs cricket, the players will be divided accordingly, and will only be paid for the format they play. For example, if Shadab Khan plays limited-over cricket, he will only get the payment for ODIs and t20Is. Whereas several other cricketers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan play all three formats, they will be paid for all of them. 

The PCB is to release 2022-23 contracts on 1st July as the existing contracts of 20 players will expire on June 30th. According to reports, many players are likely to be demoted including Hasan Ali. Whereas, many newcomers and top performers will be added to the new contracts.

Moreover, the skipper and head coach Saqlain Mushtaq have demanded a 20% salary raise in players' salaries in the new contracts. The board might also increase the number of players in the emerging category from three to ten. 

As far as the upcoming schedule of the men in green is concerned, the boys will welcome West Indies Cricket Team for the three ODIs. The encounters were part of Pak vs WI 2021 series, that were cancelled amidst the COVID hit in the maroon's camp.

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