Pakistani players ask for share in NFTs, ICC earnings - sources

The central contracts are expected to be announced by next week

August 18, 2023
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) representatives will sit with national players in Sri Lanka to address their concerns before the announcement of new central contracts, expected by next week.

According to sources, PCB's director of international cricket, Usman Wahla, will have a discussion with players to address their concerns.

Sources told Geo News that players' financial concerns have been addressed by the PCB. However, players' demand to get a share in NFTs and ICC earnings will be reviewed.

Pakistan will get 5.75 percent of the total revenue earned by the ICC, according to the financial model 2024-27, which would make around $34.51 million yearly.

A PCB spokesperson has assured that there are no differences between players and the board over financial share. PCB is expecting to get the concerns addressed by this week as both players and the board's high-ups are in Sri Lanka ahead of the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan will host Pakistan for three-match ODI series from August 22 to 26.

Later on, Pakistan will play its first Asia Cup match against Nepal on August 30 in Multan. PCB will host the Asian event at home in Sri Lanka from August 30 to September 17. 

Atique ur Rehman is a senior reporter for Geo News.