WI vs PAK live – Babar Azam Salary Hike: As Pakistan prepare for their two-match Test series against the West Indies, reports have indicated that some of their team’s A-List names have appealed to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hike their match fees. Those include captain Babar Azam, wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan and fast bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali, with the quartet being Pakistan’s pillars across all formats of the game. The aforementioned names were the only four to receive a Grade A contract as PCB announced their annual retainer list in July.
WI vs PAK live: On eve of Pakistan’s 1st test vs West Indies, Babar Azam and company demands wage hike from PCB
WI vs PAK live: As per a report in cricketpakistan.com.pk, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan have all made their concerns known and have requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to increase their match fees. The Grade A contracts offered to them in July no increase in their Test, ODI and T20I match fees and the players have expressed their discontent over the same. The Pakistan Cricket Board had match fees across all formats the same for all categories in an attempt to bring in an equal distribution.
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Babar Azam Salary Hike? Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hiked the Test, ODI and T20 match fees in B and C categories while in Grade A, only retainership percentage was increased by 25 per cent. Grade B contracts saw a hike of 15 per cent in Test match fees, while the ODI and T20I fees were raised by 20 and 25 per cent respectively. Similarly, Grade C contracts saw a 34 per cent increase in Test match fees, while saw an increase of 50 and 67 per cent in ODI and T20I fees.
WI vs PAK live: The report states that one amongst the Grade A cricketers had already registered their concerns with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Director — International Cricket Zakir Khan and had asked for an increase in Grade A contracts. While Khan did not make any assurances, the report states that the senior cricketer is confident of getting his appeal granted. However, the report also stated that PCB had denied any claims of complaints made by cricketers after the central contracts were announced.