“We should be in a situation where a domestic player is able to earn at least 40,000 to 50,000 rupees per match,” he said.
The 38-year old Younis, who is Pakistan’s top Test run-maker and has also scored the most centuries in 104 appearances, made it clear that he had not signed the contract with PCB to be considered for the draft of players in the Pakistan Super League, Cricket Country reported.
The veteran batsman, who recently retired from ODIs after playing 265 matches for his country also opined that Twenty20 cricket is stealing the thunder from the longer format.
“T20 cricket has been a big step forward for cricket but unfortunately it has been allowed unsupervised growth and that has had negative effects on the players many of whom now just think that just play T20 leagues and earn well,” Younis said.
Younis said way back in 2009 when he captained Pakistan to the World T20 in England he had warned that the ICC and member boards needed to prevent unbridled growth of T20 cricket.
“Nowadays there are T20 leagues being played everywhere. With so many leagues round the year, players are only focusing on this format and it is not good for Test or ODI cricket.”
“There has been a decline in the growth of quality players because of this scenario.”