Islamabad, Aug 8 : There will be no increase in the monthly salaries and match fees of Pakistan cricketers, sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have said.
The monthly salaries and match fees of the Pakistani cricketers have remained the same for over two years now.
According to The Express Tribune, the PCB is unable to increase the monthly salaries, match fees and other perks of its centrally-contracted cricketers because of its weak financial position.
A PCB official confirmed that there has been no increment in the players' salaries.
"Cricketers in the A category will continue to earn a monthly salary of Rs250, 000, while those in the B category will receive Rs175, 000," said the official. "Players in the C category will earn Rs100, 000 per month," the official added.
He, however, said the players will receive a pay hike in the contract by January next year, as the compensation that the PCB was given after the country was stripped of hosting rights for the World Cup, will materialise by then, the paper said.
According to the official, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal and Umar Akmal are expected to be included in the A category, while Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq and Kamran Akmal will not be offered new contracts. Shoaib Malik will also be excluded for the time being but will be offered an A category contract if he is given official clearance by the PCB Integrity Committee. (ANI)