On June 30, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced men’s central contract lists for 2022-23, which came into effect from July 01, offering a 10% increase in salaries. Pakistani cricketers now will get Rs838,000 per Test match, Rs515,000 for an ODI and Rs372,075 if they play a T20I match, according to the new central contracts for the 2022-23 season.
For the first time, PCB introduced separate red and white-ball contracts, while four more players were added to the “Emerging Category”. This means a total of 33 players, 13 more than the previous season, have received contracts for the next 12 months.
Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam, along with Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi were awarded both red and white-ball contracts.
Salient features of the new central contracts:
- 10% increase in match fees across all formats
- Increase in match fee for non-playing members from 50 per cent to 70 per cent of the overall match fee
- Introduction of a captaincy allowance to compensate the team captain for the additional responsibilities that comes with that role
- Allocation of an amount for current players with the aim to manage and reduce the workload of elite players and to ensure that they are fully fit, ready and fresh whenever they play for Pakistan