Islamabad, Aug 8: There was no place for Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik in the Pakistan Cricket Board's central contracts for the 2019-20 season. However, PCB clarified that both the veterans will be available for selection for future assignments. Announcing the news on Thursday, the board reduced the list of players who are centrally contracted from 33 last cycle to 19 this year, an ICC report said.
Managing Director Wasim Khan congratulated the players saying, “I want to congratulate all those who have been offered central contracts for the next season. We have significantly increased the financial value of the 2019-20 retainers across each category. This is over and above what had been agreed in the current agreement, which is due to run until 2021."
Full list of contracts:
Category A – Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Yasir Shah
Category B – Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz Category C – Abid Ali, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad
Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood and Usman Shinwari. UNI