The PCB launched the main points of the contracts after the Governing Board’s approval of the 2021-22 fiscal yr’s funds. The 12-month contracts will run from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
“It’s an enhanced and performance-based central contract checklist 2021-22 for 20 elite male cricketers, together with three rising cricketers, during which match charge throughout all codecs has been equalized,” the assertion mentioned.
The checklist was finalised by the panel that comprised Director – Worldwide Cricket, Zakir Khan, chief selector Muhammad Wasim and Director – Excessive Efficiency, Nadeem Khan, who additionally consulted Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam as a part of the method.
The provisional checklist was then shared with PCB Chief Govt Officer Wasim Khan, earlier than it was accredited by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani.
Within the central contract checklist 2021-22, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Rizwan have been provided Class A. Hasan Ali had missed out on the contract final yr because of an damage however following his stellar efficiency within the 2020-21 in addition to waiting for the 2021-22 season, he has been positioned in Class A.
Rizwan has been rewarded for his constant efficiency throughout all codecs by transferring him from Class B to Class A.
Likewise, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Nawaz and Nauman Ali have additionally been provided central contracts in recognition of their contributions and performances within the 2020-21 season.
Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain, who had been within the Rising Class final yr, have been promoted to Class C, whereas children Imran Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir have been positioned in Rising Class.
Gamers lacking out on the central contracts embody Asad Shafiq, Haider Ali, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shan Masood and Usman Shinwari.
Nevertheless, they continue to be firmly within the selectors’ plan for the season forward and have the chance to earn contracts for the 2022-23 season, topic to performances throughout the 2021-22 season.