Category A cricketers want an increase in match fees.
The PCB announced performance-based central contracts for 20 players, with match fees equalized in all formats.
The male cricketers, who have been awarded Category A Central contracts by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for 2021-22, are not happy as their Test, ODI and T20 match fees have not been increased.
In July, the PCB announced a performance-based Central Contract List 2021-22 for 20 players, including three emerging cricketers, with match fees equalized in all formats.
Category A includes Babar Azam, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Category A retainers have increased by 25% but their match fees have not increased in all formats.
On the other hand, category B retainers increased by 25%. 15% increase in Test match fee, 20% increase in ODI match fee and 25% increase in T20 match fee
Similarly, the category C retainers increased by 25%. 34% increase in Test match fee, 50% increase in ODI match fee, 67% increase in T20I match fee.
While the emerging category increased by 15%. 34% increase in Test match fee, 50% increase in ODI match fee, 67% increase in T20I match fee.
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According to sources, Category A players have registered their protest with the PCB. A senior cricketer recently spoke to Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan and asked for an increase in match fees for Category A players. However, Zakir did not give any assurance to the aforementioned cricketer. The senior cricketer is confident that the board will not reject his application.
When the PCB was contacted about the matter, its representative said that no cricketer had complained about his compensation.