LAHORE: The PCB has introduced separate red and white-ball contracts for the first time since the inception of monthly retainers.
After the latest Board of Governors (BoG) meeting, PCB is now all set to announce new central contracts for the years 2022-23.
According to PCB, the number of centrally contracted players increased from 20 to 33 with the introduction of category D.
The cricket board has also increased the 10 percent match fees across all formats. Alongside, there is also an increase in match fees for non-playing members from 50 per cent to 70 per cent.
Moreover, the Pakistani captain across all formats Babar Azam will get a captaincy allowance in a bid to compensate for his extra responsibilities.
For women’s central contracts, there will be a 15 per cent increase in retainers across all categories, with a single contract concept. In addition to this, the pool of women’s centrally contracted players may be increased from 20 players to up to 25 players.
The PCB will shortly announce the list of men’s and women’s central contracts for 2022-23, which will come into effect from 1 July 2022.