Many senior Pakistani cricketers will be removed from central contract list

KARACHI: older players, including the former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed , Wahab Riaz and Mohammad amir It will be eliminated or demoted in the new central contracts that the Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday.

A source at the PCB told PTI that the head-coach-head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and chief executive officer Wasim Khan had sent the final list of contracted players to the chairman Ehsan Mani For your approval.

"Wasim and Misbah met today and finalised the list and have submitted it to the chairman," the source said.

Wasim has said the board will announce the new core contracts earlier this year to end any insecurity among players created by the current coronavirus pandemic.

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He said the board wanted the players to feel comfortable and know they will not be hurt financially by the ongoing global economic crisis.

Typically, the board issues new contracts in July.

The source confirmed that new players like Naseem Shah , Abid Ali and Mohammad Hasnain will be given the new contracts in place of Wahab, Amir, Fakhar Zaman and few others like Usman Shinwari and Hasan Ali.

"The idea is to encourage and reward the new players who have done well for Pakistan and to keep some senior players without contracts as they are not willing to play test cricket," the source said.