ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be reducing the number of central contracts of players with an aim to improve players’ superiority instead of their numbers.
Talking to the APP, a PCB official said the board wants to reduce the central contracts from 35 to 25 or 24.
“PCB had awarded central contracts to 35 players last year which also included a stipend category,” he said.
The official said the board is thinking to remove the stipend category and include the best performing players from this category to A, B and C categories. “The amount the players are getting for their respective categories won’t be reduced but instead increased.”
He said the PCB wants to build a formidable pool of players for the 2019 World Cup to be held in England and Wales.
“Therefore the PCB wants to award central contracts only to the best performing players who can represent the country in the World Cup.”—APP