Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez unlikely to get PCB central contracts

first_imgShoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez unlikely to get PCB central contractsThe Pakistan Cricket Board is mulling to award contracts to only 18-20 players as opposed to the current system in which 30 to 33 are centrally contracted. advertisement Press Trust of India KarachiAugust 3, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 14:11 IST Shoaib Malik retired from ODI cricket after World Cup 2019 (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPCB has decided to award contracts to players who have done well in the last 1 yearMalik, Junaid and Hafeez may miss out on central contractsMalik had announced his retirement from ODI cricket after the World CupSenior Pakistan players Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan and Mohammad Hafeez are set to lose their central PCB contracts for the next fiscal year.A meeting was held at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) headquarters on Thursday to discuss the new central contracts structure but ended without a final decision.”One thing is clear that the board will not be offering 30 to 33 players the new contracts and the list of contracted players is going to be cut down to around 18 to 20,” one reliable source in the board said.Although the players could get enhancements in their monthly salaries and match fees, the board has decided now to only award contracts to players who have done well in the last one year and have a future with the Pakistan team.”It seems unlikely that Shoaib Malik, Hafeez, Junaid, and some others will get these central contracts now.”Malik announced his retirement from ODIs after the World Cup and will only be playing T20 cricket from now onwards while left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir has also announced his retirement from Tests and will only play limited-overs cricket.”The board also doesn’t feel that Hafeez has a long time ahead of him since he has also said goodbye to Test cricket while Junaid Khan’s fitness has been a matter of concern for some time now,” the source said.Also Read | World Test Championship: Sri Lanka Cricket security delegation to visit PakistanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shoaib MalikFollow Mohammad HafeezFollow Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Junaid Khanlast_img

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