PCB announces fresh contracts

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced that it would offer fresh one-year contracts to its players.

Karachi:

The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced that it would offer fresh one-year contracts to its players with a six-month review for cricketers who have been unfit or under scrutiny for illegal bowling actions. The PCB, in a media release after the ad hoc committee meeting in Lahore, said, "The ad hoc committee approved the continuation of central contracts for another year." "One year contracts would be given from July 10, 2005 with a six months review for cricketers who have been unfit or under scrutiny for illegal bowling actions," the release added. The PCB didn't name any players, but the statement clearly pointed that unfit cricketers included pacemen Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul, while the bowler with suspect bowling action was Shabbir Ahmed. Gul and Shabbir didn't get the contracts in December last year. Shoaib Akhtar, who is retained in Category A along with Inzamam-ul-Haq, Yousuf Youhana and Abdul Razzaq with a monthly retainer of Pak Rs 2,25,000, has not played for Pakistan since returning halfway from the Australian tour in the second week of January. The PCB further decided that the present points system method for categorisation had been successful and that additional points should be included to provide individual incentives for high performance. (PTI)

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