Unsatisfied with the way the PCB operates, Pakistani players refuse to sign contracts. The national contracts ended on June 30, but were not renew due to player unhappiness with a variety of factors.
On July 23, Pakistan’s ‘A’ squad won the Emerging Asia Cup by defeating archrival India’s ‘A’ team in the final. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was supposed to celebrate the victory, but if rumors are to be believed.
They are in trouble because national players refuse to sign contracts.
According to a Cricket Pakistan report, numerous top-level Pakistan cricketers have expressed their discontent with PCB’s upcoming central contract negotiations. Notably, despite the fact that the central contracts expired on June 30, the players traveled to Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series.
According to the report, captain Babar Azam and his colleagues want to meet with Zaka Ashraf. Who replaced Najam Sethi as PCB chairman, to settle their pay-scale disagreements. Pay raises, insurance for themselves and family members, education policy. ICC events are among the demands of the players, while clarity on NOC (No Objection Certificate) for franchise cricket is a non-negotiable demand.
According to the survey, Pakistani players paid less than other players throughout the world. It is worth noting that Pakistan’s cricket governing body has recently sought USD 25,000. From each player as a participation fee in tournaments such as Major League Cricket and Global T20 Canada. However, the players will only receive USD 5,000. The discussion between Ashraf and the players is anticipate to take place after the squad returns from the Sri Lanka series.
Meanwhile, Babar Azam’s side have been in excellent form in Sri Lanka, winning the first Test in Galle by four wickets thanks to Saud Shakeel’s maiden double century in the first innings. They are also in a strong position in the second Test in Colombo after the opening day’s play, having bundled out the host side for 166 and finishing at 145/2 after stumps.