Pakistan central contracts – Mohammad Hafeez turns down Class C PCB contract
Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam settle for their upgrades after a PCB efficiency overview
Whereas Hafeez has been with out a central contract since 2019, in 2020 he was provided Class A match charges for any recreation he performed for Pakistan through the yr, as a particular case given his seniority.
Mohammad Rizwan in the meantime, who’s in prime type, has been elevated to the highest class from Class B. Fawad Alam, who had an A+ class contract along with his home workforce – Sindh – has been rewarded for a stellar return to the Check facet with a Class C central contract.
Following a PCB overview of performances, these three gamers have been provided the improve prematurely of the complete listing of central contracts that will probably be introduced later this yr; the present contracts run until June 30. Each Rizwan and Alam accepted the provide however Hafeez – now a T20 specialist – “politely turned down” the provide.
“The choice to advertise the gamers was made throughout a gathering with the chair of the choice committee, Mohammad Wasim, whereas we have been reviewing participant performances within the 2020-21 season and discussing the upcoming commitments,” Wasim Khan, the PCB chief govt, stated in an announcement. “It was agreed through the assembly that three gamers have been essentially the most deserving and excellent performers within the season up to now and, as such, they wanted to be rewarded now as a substitute of ready for the time when PCB Central Contract Record for 2021-22 will probably be reviewed and introduced.
“Nonetheless, Mohammad Hafeez declined the reward and, whereas I’m dissatisfied, I absolutely respect his choice. He desires to attend for the PCB Central Contract 2021-22 listing, which he’s absolutely entitled to. Hafeez has been considered one of our star performers of the season and we hope he’ll carry the shape and momentum to Africa. I’m positive this benefit and performance-based choice will as soon as once more ship out a loud and clear message to all skilled cricketers that the PCB won’t solely recognise, respect and acknowledge their performances and achievements, however may also reward them in order that they’ll attempt to do higher subsequent time.”
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Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo’s Pakistan correspondent