Pakistan news May 26, 2012

Afridi, Umar Akmal given top PCB contracts

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Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal have been awarded category A contracts by the PCB for the calendar year 2012. Mohammad Sami, who had been picked in Pakistan's teams in all three formats for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka after being sidelined for two years, has not received a contract.

Afridi had not figured in last year's list of central contracts as he was in the middle of a spat with the PCB then. Umar Akmal has been moved up from category B.

There are no other changes to the top category: Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman are the others in the premier bracket.

Shoaib Malik, who was not given a contract last year, has been awarded a category B contract, while Abdul Razzaq, who was in the second bracket last year, has been cut from the list. Fast bowler Aizaz Cheema has made the biggest jump, moving from the stipend category up to category B.

Other players who were selected for Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka in June and July but have missed out on contracts are Yasir Arafat and Khan Research Laboratories fast bowler Rahat Ali. Quetta's Bismillah Khan, who was recently banned for a year following a fight during a Grade Two match, has been included in the stipend category.

In all, 21 players have been given full-fledged contracts, while 21 players have been placed in the stipend category. On Friday, the PCB had announced an increase of 25% in the retainer for centrally contracted players, and an increase of 10% in match fees.

That means category A players will now receive a retainer of 312,500 Pakistan rupees (US$3400 approx), up from Rs 250,000 last year. Category B players will receive Rs 218,750 (up from Rs 175,000), and category C Rs 125,000 (up from Rs 100,000). Players in the stipend category will receive Rs 62,500 (up from Rs 50,000).

Category A: Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Abdur Rehman, Umar Akmal

Category B: Shoaib Malik, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema

Category C: Sarfraz Ahmad, Adnan Akmal, Hammad Azam, Wahab Riaz, Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Nasir Jamshed

Stipend category: Sohail Tanvir, Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Shakeel Ansar, Haris Sohail, Raza Hasan, Ahmed Shahzad, Usman Salahuddin, Mohammad Ayub, Imran Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Awais Zia, Shahzeb Hasan, Mohammad Khalil, Anwar Ali, Afaq Rahim, Bismillah Khan, Babar Azam, Sami Aslam, Zia-ul-Haq, Usman Qadir

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  • on May 28, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    To all the Indian fans who are flamming here for no reason, we do not care how much money Vinay Kumar makes or any other nonsense. Good for them. Personally,I think this is decent amount of money for any professional in Pakistan,more than enough in fact. Lets not get they get endorsement deals on top of that. With the retainer and contracts, and the match fees,Im sure all the regular players are banking probably a million dollars each.

  • on May 28, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    How can you compare IPL with these contracts? In IPL players are sold and bought like cattle. I think being auctioned like an animal is more disgraceful than anything else. If you look at the plight of an average Indian it hurts you even more. I know that IPL players and those Pakistani players who wants to be auctioned will not like these comments but what I said is based on facts.

  • tariqcma on May 28, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    There is blunder in this article, the remuneration mentioned is on monthly basis, not annual basis.

  • keptalittlelow on May 28, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    Very sad to see Abdul Razzaq the most loyal servant of Pakistan Cricket discarded like this, Why? How Shoaib Malik is better than Abdul Razzaq?

  • Aim4241 on May 28, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    Comparing to Indian cricket players, what the PCB is giving to their players is so very very low and that is the reason they are requesting so badly again and again to let them play in IPL. Big mouths, big ego but in such a miserable pity.

  • Asif_Iqbal on May 28, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    why Abdur Rehman given A he should be in B and Asad Shafiq should be in A

  • on May 28, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    IPL is going to rule the cricket workld and India is going to rule the world... Jai Ho!!

  • on May 28, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    I think they have done a fantastic job. The question is where is Abdul Razzaq?

  • anver777 on May 28, 2012, 4:29 GMT

    Shoaib Malik has been awarded a contract instead of Razzaq ??? bit confusing !!! we have not seen any notable performances recently from Maik so, allrounder Razzaq could have been included, WC T20 is round the corner & he's good in T20s.

  • on May 27, 2012, 22:50 GMT

    I saw newsflash on Geo Super with PCB saying Sami was granted Central Contract

  • on May 28, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    To all the Indian fans who are flamming here for no reason, we do not care how much money Vinay Kumar makes or any other nonsense. Good for them. Personally,I think this is decent amount of money for any professional in Pakistan,more than enough in fact. Lets not get they get endorsement deals on top of that. With the retainer and contracts, and the match fees,Im sure all the regular players are banking probably a million dollars each.

  • on May 28, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    How can you compare IPL with these contracts? In IPL players are sold and bought like cattle. I think being auctioned like an animal is more disgraceful than anything else. If you look at the plight of an average Indian it hurts you even more. I know that IPL players and those Pakistani players who wants to be auctioned will not like these comments but what I said is based on facts.

  • tariqcma on May 28, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    There is blunder in this article, the remuneration mentioned is on monthly basis, not annual basis.

  • keptalittlelow on May 28, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    Very sad to see Abdul Razzaq the most loyal servant of Pakistan Cricket discarded like this, Why? How Shoaib Malik is better than Abdul Razzaq?

  • Aim4241 on May 28, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    Comparing to Indian cricket players, what the PCB is giving to their players is so very very low and that is the reason they are requesting so badly again and again to let them play in IPL. Big mouths, big ego but in such a miserable pity.

  • Asif_Iqbal on May 28, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    why Abdur Rehman given A he should be in B and Asad Shafiq should be in A

  • on May 28, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    IPL is going to rule the cricket workld and India is going to rule the world... Jai Ho!!

  • on May 28, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    I think they have done a fantastic job. The question is where is Abdul Razzaq?

  • anver777 on May 28, 2012, 4:29 GMT

    Shoaib Malik has been awarded a contract instead of Razzaq ??? bit confusing !!! we have not seen any notable performances recently from Maik so, allrounder Razzaq could have been included, WC T20 is round the corner & he's good in T20s.

  • on May 27, 2012, 22:50 GMT

    I saw newsflash on Geo Super with PCB saying Sami was granted Central Contract

  • on May 27, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    am i the only one thinking WHATS WITH THE FIGURES! a local indian player in ipl probably earns more in one match than the whole of pakistan team put together! DISGRACEFUL!

  • umairasgharbutt on May 27, 2012, 17:16 GMT

    its a per match fee critics, its a fair deal with players !

  • yorkshire-86 on May 27, 2012, 15:38 GMT

    Retainers need to be high to stop top players abandoning the national team to play in the IPL. As for T20I players missing from the list, T20I's are pretty much pointless and irrelevant. Apart from the T20 WC, T20's are only played at the end of series to attract crowds and make money. Domestic T20 teams, including IPL teams, are much stronger and more experienced at that form of the game than international T20 teams.

  • on May 27, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    MILLINERS CRICKETERS NOT IN TILE TO TAKE MONTHLY CENTRAL CONTRACTS I am very surprising the manner the money monthly offer to players call central contracts........this millions of rupees can be divided in thousand of players who never be in a nation side but giving constant performances in domestic 15000 to 20000 or less even 10000 to each players monthly basses thousand of players can talk benefits ...central contracts millions of rupees to those players who will get extra matches fee also what a joke players getting money monthly bases charges match money also this is a example of fill again re-fill also the majority of players engage departments , advertisement act no need for central contracts this fund can be divided into domestics session performer with some who are facing financial problems my opinion is that central contracts is totally useless for players already milliners already getting match fee PCB must consider my thoughts ,

  • on May 27, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    Is these match fees are per match or per year? I could not find many good bowlers in the category A to C.

  • on May 27, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    i dont undestan why not pik Imran Nazir for T20I , He Is the t20 player ever , with the 161.04 Strike Rate and Average 32.61 . He Is specialist for T20

  • Shrekk on May 27, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    Sadaf Hussaiiinnnn!!! Where is he???

  • on May 27, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    Sami shoul be in cat B...while Umer Akmal should remain in B and Imran Farhat should be out of the contract...

  • saabir786 on May 27, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    if i was born in pakistan i could have protest for the inclusion of players like razzaq,u akmal,shehzad,i nazir etc and also oppose the selection of players like i farhat,t umar,faisal,sohail tanveer etc.i still remember when saurav ganguly was thrown out of indian side by chappel and co. people came on to streets and protest and finally chappel has to loose his job.

  • ejsiddiqui on May 27, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    Kamran Akmal is still the best wicketkeeper batsman in the country. There could be better Wicket Keeper or beter batsman but not the Wicket Keeper Batsman. If you don'g agree with me then suggest the batter Wicket Keeper Batsman for T20 team. He is deserves a spot in T20 team.

  • on May 27, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    on which performance umar akmal got catagory a???? how many centuries he scored in test and odis???

  • truthhh on May 27, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    srilanka A gets $100000-120000 per year,B gets $85000-100000 per year!!!so pak salaries are not that much,pak board need to pay more than that!!!

  • WickyRoy.paklover on May 27, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    @ALL AKMAL bros HATRS,always come up with logic rather than persnal jealousy n likng or dislikng,frankly speakng kamran z easily d bst t20 pls odi wicktkepr bastsman at present in pakistan dmestic pls national level.UMAR z d find of 2 yrs 4 pak's midl ordr alöng ahmd shahzad n nasir in t20+odi,kamran z more than unlcky nt to get any catgry here.now where z that big aproach?farhat z luckiest in histry of pak cric,sami,rahat,ahmd shahzad,nasir ,asad shafiq (vry tuff luck to all these),malik will prov his worth now, sadaf,talha,imran,kamran should have considrd,

  • WickyRoy.paklover on May 27, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    @ALL AKMAL bros HATRS,always come up with logic rather than persnal jealousy n likng or dislikng,frankly speakng kamran z easily d bst t20 pls odi wicktkepr bastsman at present in pakistan dmestic pls national level.UMAR z d find of 2 yrs 4 pak's midl ordr alöng ahmd shahzad n nasir in t20+odi,kamran z more than unlcky nt to get any catgry here.now where z that big aproach?farhat z luckiest in histry of pak cric,sami,rahat,ahmd shahzad,nasir ,asad shafiq (vry tuff luck to all these),malik will prov his worth now, sadaf,talha,imran,kamran should have considrd,

  • on May 27, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    why are you not pick imran nizar in T20 team why

  • Syed_imran_abbas on May 27, 2012, 6:36 GMT

    how people like faisal iqbal and imran farhat gets contract and guys like sami, ahmad shahzad dont get any??? and i dont think junaid khan deserves category b.. Please stop being influenced and find a talent and back them up.. i even think kamran akmal and imran nazir deserve a place in t20 eleven atleast.. from nowhere with no performance how can you put shoiab malik in b category.

  • on May 27, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    kamran akmol n imran nazir should included in stipend list at least !!

  • on May 27, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    Azhar Ali shd hv been in A category. Poor Sami, has got a rough deal.

  • on May 27, 2012, 4:57 GMT

    PCB is running by Akmal brothers..pakistan population of around 200 million , but they can only find talents in these brothers.....? why there is no other players in Pakistan? or they taking bribe? guarentee these brothers have a high aproach in PCB...

  • 30-30-150 on May 27, 2012, 4:12 GMT

    I'm surprised there aren't better wicket-keepers in Pakistan than the third class duo of Adnan Akmal and Sarfraz Ahmed.

  • on May 27, 2012, 3:30 GMT

    Read the box on the side. The match fees are actually quite high. Only the retainers are low. Im sure in terms of match fees Pakistani players are getting more than most subcontinent team, NZ, Windies or any African team. Only Australia and England get more in match fees.

  • crictalia on May 27, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    why umar akmal in category A?

  • on May 27, 2012, 2:40 GMT

    I always believe that afridi is over rated player of cricket ever, and he ruin Razzaq career in his captainship. Razzaq still perform better than afridi.

  • SikandarNaqvi on May 27, 2012, 2:12 GMT

    I have no idea why Shoib Malik keeps on resurfacing again and again. He has seen better days and should retire with some self esteem still intact.

  • on May 27, 2012, 2:10 GMT

    Proud of the nation Imran farhat still in the list....FAIL with big F

  • FatBoysCanBat on May 27, 2012, 0:51 GMT

    Tests are obviously not Pakistan's top priority because Umar Akmal [who doesn't make the Test XI] and Shahid Afridi [who doesn't play Tests] have been given top contracts while Azhar Ali [a Test specialist] and Asad Shafiq [who plays Tests and is currently in the ODI team] only have B contracts.

  • on May 27, 2012, 0:04 GMT

    you guys are forgetting the match fees which is just as much as the retainer fees...what more do you want? lol

  • on May 26, 2012, 22:24 GMT

    "The PCB's new match fees"

    They are being paid that per match, not year guys...

  • on May 26, 2012, 21:27 GMT

    i m telling u continuously imran nazir kamran akmal abdurazaaq should be included in list they r match winners

  • Indianpunjabi on May 26, 2012, 21:20 GMT

    Lol So Small Amount ..Even My Monthly Income is better than that..

  • on May 26, 2012, 20:27 GMT

    I wish PCB should outline the performance criteria to award the category of the central contract. Though the quality of the performance is difficult to measure being sunjective to judgment. The factor like # of the man of matches and making a century against Australia at quality fast bowling at Perth than a century against Bangladesh.......or the performance can be tied up with the ICI's ranking, if a player perform well against that should be weighted more.....the reason is current batsmen in Pakistani team are of very low quality, they perform very well against weak bowling but failing against quality bowling like England..........especially if name is Mohd Hafeez, he is spectecular against weaker bowling attack but pathetic against quality bowling which can easily be evidenced against England on the slow pitches but he was totally helpsless......not a single batsmen in the line up is anywhere near to Inzamam, Mohd Yousuf, Syed Anwar, Amir Sohail..a me diocre attack..

  • DesiCricketfan on May 26, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    Wow, if that is the amount a cricketer gets to play for his country I do not blame players who choose to play as freelancers for T20. Gayle, pollard etc are Better off and as ramdin said few days ago he is happy playing and enjoying cricket which matters most. Surprised that a third grade bowler (Vinay Kumar) made 30 times the category A contract. WOW... Good luck to Pakistan cricket and hope to see a series between India and Pakistan soon. Hope Zaka Ashraf do his best tomorrow during IPL final.

  • Afridipak on May 26, 2012, 19:26 GMT

    Why mohamad sami haven't got a central contract

  • swingstowin on May 26, 2012, 19:22 GMT

    Ha! Umar Akmal in A category?!?! If someone from these young cricketers deserve to be in the A list,it was Azhar Ali. Umar is all potential, Azhar has proved alot.. And if PCB has extra money to give, Razzaq deserves it much MUCH more than Imran Farhat. Honestly what has he done to deserve a contract??

  • ejsiddiqui on May 26, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    @fatier Retainer is the amount of the contract. With this amount they (PCB) would retain the services of these players.

    A Razzaq has been a great all rounder for Pakistan for years, but now he is not performing for years can you remember his few innings after the century he made against SA in UAE. We need to have an eye on future. In my view, a performing player should get the contract instead of a not performing player.

  • Desihungama on May 26, 2012, 18:58 GMT

    What Ahmad Shehzad does not have a contract while Wahab Riaz does or even the likes of IMRAN farhat? This is a travesty. I can understand M. Sami who though no fault of his own hasn't played International Cricket in a while but Ahmad Shehzad was a significant member of the winning T20 World Cup team and he is a top class fielder.

  • Chona on May 26, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    No Sadaf Hussain......???????? Left-arm medium-fast Matches 29, Wickets 148, Average 18.27, 5in Inn 13 times and 10 In match 4 times.. Current age 22 years, December 7, 1989, Chakwal, Punjab.... Still not selected..not.even for stipend...????? he can be the next Wasim...if nurtured properly..

  • on May 26, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    Umer akmal never deserve cat-A. He is not performing, Moreover he causes disturbance in team in one way or other. Azhar Ali or Asad Shafique should have been given this Cat-A.

  • 7903ali on May 26, 2012, 18:49 GMT

    Abdul Razzaq should get the certral contract in A categery at leat be included in t20. At leat one chance should be given to yousuf in test team. Board respect the senior player like other nations

  • on May 26, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    @fatier retainer is the fees paid in advance to hire the services of any professional (be it lawyer, physician or a cricket player)

  • on May 26, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    lol at afridi being tier one lol at himmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Zahidsaltin on May 26, 2012, 18:26 GMT

    CAN some one tell me who has the highest first class batting average in history of pakistan?? FAWAD ALAM is the answer average 57,50. but discarded. His test average 42 and ODI average 38.

  • ashu_45 on May 26, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    Really Surprised by the selectors, don't know what do they thing and what do they want, Imran Nazeer is a such good player he is a very good hard hitter to open the innings, Abdul Razzq is really a match Winner and can change the game any time but the captain and even selectors dont utilize him properly. new youngsters like hammad azam, wahab riyaz should get change to show their talent.instead of supporting them n backing up the put more pressure on them. there are wasting the good talent what pakistan have and putting pressure on other players to perform well.

  • on May 26, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    Once Again PCB overlooked one of most promising young bowler in the country named as SADAF HUSSAIN. He can be turned into world best bowler. Look at his stats http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/392294.html

  • on May 26, 2012, 17:41 GMT

    WHERE IS IMRAN NAZIR,,,, THE STAR CRICKETER OF T20 n ODIs ,,, ITS A SHAME THAT HE IS NOT INCLUDED ANYWERE,, HE IS THE BIG ASSET OF THE COUNTRY,,,, HOPE TO SEE HIM BACK...

  • Jawwad.ali on May 26, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    umar akmal in A category .......... ridiculous @usman rahim .........totally share ur amazement

  • DaDaL0G on May 26, 2012, 17:21 GMT

    Oh My GoD !!!!!!!!!!! Misbah-ul-Haq in "A" Category , May ALLAH Rest our team in piece, Favorable Contracts, Ramiz Raja Jr isnt selected he is very talented player we have many spinners like afridi,ajmal,rehman,malik,Hafeez than why Raza Hassan another spinner is in the team ??? i guess selection is not on merit well lets hope this selection works.

  • on May 26, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    Great decision by PCB to include Umar Akmal in the top Category. He is the brightest prospect that pakistan has right now! This decision might make him rise to the occasion, and deliver big scores consistently

  • on May 26, 2012, 17:12 GMT

    Can someone tell me what is wrong with PCB for not including The Legend Abdul Razzak, any explanation?????

  • getsetgopk on May 26, 2012, 17:09 GMT

    Umar Akmal in A category is a bit tricky one, he is reckless more often than not to be in test squad good enough in ODI but personally I would have wanted him in B category, besides Taufeeq Umar and Imran Farhat are just a wate of time, Sadaf Hussain and Ramiz Jr would have been better options for stipend category, nice to see Anwar Ali making to stip category though.

  • ExplicitPlatinum on May 26, 2012, 17:04 GMT

    Good news guys, Afridi mentioned that he will bring good results with the bat. Anyways, Ahmed Shehzad is a Stipend category? He is an amazing talent with Umar Akmal! He needs to bat alongside him in all three formats of the game.

  • SyedAbidHussain on May 26, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    Everything looks fine except Shoaib Malik being given B category. He does not deserve to be in contract at all. Imran Nazir and Abdur Razzaq should have been given a contract

  • fatier on May 26, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    What is retainer?can any body please tell me

  • a.syed81 on May 26, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    @wiseshah those who you've named are all old school and are not required

  • on May 26, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    rubbish selection of imran farhat.

  • fatier on May 26, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    What is aretainer?plzzz can anyone tell me?

  • on May 26, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    What the hell Abdul Razzaq is not in even central contract?he is a gem of a player

  • truth1 on May 26, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    While category A list is fine but I believe Azhar Ali and may be Asad Shafiq should be in A. What did imran farhat do at any level to earn a contract(even in C)? Do his payments come from a charity fund? What an insult to a world class all rounder Razzaq who is being made "waste of a genius"? Razzaq shouldn't give up and show performance at domestic level to silence his critics and win back his place. He should play in T20 WC as he was the one who turned around Pak fortunes in the WC they won.

  • Stark62 on May 26, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    I wonder what wrong Sadaf Hussain has done to not even deserve a stipend contract.

  • on May 26, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Keeping erratic form of umar akmal at test level I dont think he deserves A category, anyways lets be positive and hope he will be responsible in selecting his shots and he might give value to his wicket

  • on May 26, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    No Abdur Razzaq???? and Imran Nazir! They got to be kidding.....

  • on May 26, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    Imran still better than ahmad shahzad, imran farhat,taufeeq umer,plz bring him back and awarded him contract too....he is able to play few years more....PCB pls noticed him...why u r wasting a good player

  • Syed_imran_abbas on May 26, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    totally nosence.. how is faisal iqbal in any category??? (i guess Javed Miadad,s influence). and imran farhat? how could you neglect guys like ahmad shahzad, haris sohail.. and on what performance did u put shoiab malik in b catagory.

  • vrn59 on May 26, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Good move from the PCB, but I would have liked younger players like Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq to have been awarded Category A contracts, as the faith shown in them could have added to their confidence levels. Nevertheless, Pakistan cricket looks to be in a good place and things will only improve from here.

  • on May 26, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    so will Sami be selected in pakistans squad????

  • Cric_fan921 on May 26, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    so the retainer amount is per month, right? RS 285,000 per month? per year would be peanuts I guess..what are the other categories getting then?

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    nice move..sami could be given C.contract..

  • AB-14 on May 26, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    AZHAR SHOULD BE IN THE A CATEGORY

  • mengal123 on May 26, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    SubhanAllah. Still people asking about asim kamal. move forward man forget asim kamal, he is no more a cricketer. Honestly speaking all the Punjabis are getting contract, what to expect from the punjabis

  • AB-14 on May 26, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    IS AHMED SHEHZAD IN THE CONTRACTED PLAYERS BY THE WAY GOOD MOVE

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    why aizaz cheema is among category b, i think he doesn't even deserve category c !

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    Umar Akmal given a CATEGORY A??? He needs to secure a place in the team first, whats wrong with the pcb

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    feeling sad for razzaq :(

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    Umar Akmal don't deserve Category A contract. Clear of the fact that these contracts are not performance based but favored based.

  • BABashar on May 26, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Being a premier all-rounder Shahid Afridi surely deserves more than what he got, however, it seems unfair to upgrade Umar Akmal in a similar discipline. Umar Akmal has yet to prove his worth despite of the potential he possesses. The only change is the inclusion of a non-cricketing personality on top slot which could pave the way for those who remain dominating the scenario that leads to disaster - Can someone tell me as to when we are going to have a crystal clear system of selecting the team as well as to bring those who are really capable to do the things right. What has changed after the outgoing Chairman - everything remains same. Its the system which needs a desperate re-shuffle for the benefit of Team Pakistan.

  • wiseshah on May 26, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    where is asim kamal, tanvir ahmed, yaseer hameed?

  • on May 26, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Good move, keep it up PCB

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  • on May 26, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Good move, keep it up PCB

  • wiseshah on May 26, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    where is asim kamal, tanvir ahmed, yaseer hameed?

  • BABashar on May 26, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Being a premier all-rounder Shahid Afridi surely deserves more than what he got, however, it seems unfair to upgrade Umar Akmal in a similar discipline. Umar Akmal has yet to prove his worth despite of the potential he possesses. The only change is the inclusion of a non-cricketing personality on top slot which could pave the way for those who remain dominating the scenario that leads to disaster - Can someone tell me as to when we are going to have a crystal clear system of selecting the team as well as to bring those who are really capable to do the things right. What has changed after the outgoing Chairman - everything remains same. Its the system which needs a desperate re-shuffle for the benefit of Team Pakistan.

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    Umar Akmal don't deserve Category A contract. Clear of the fact that these contracts are not performance based but favored based.

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    feeling sad for razzaq :(

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    Umar Akmal given a CATEGORY A??? He needs to secure a place in the team first, whats wrong with the pcb

  • on May 26, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    why aizaz cheema is among category b, i think he doesn't even deserve category c !

  • AB-14 on May 26, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    IS AHMED SHEHZAD IN THE CONTRACTED PLAYERS BY THE WAY GOOD MOVE

  • mengal123 on May 26, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    SubhanAllah. Still people asking about asim kamal. move forward man forget asim kamal, he is no more a cricketer. Honestly speaking all the Punjabis are getting contract, what to expect from the punjabis

  • AB-14 on May 26, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    AZHAR SHOULD BE IN THE A CATEGORY