Fawad Alam, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir 'likely to lose PCB central contracts'

June 05, 2023

PCB has started working on new deals for players for 2023-24 season as current central contracts will expire on June 30

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to make numerous changes in the central contracts with promotion and demotion for many players after consultation with skipper Babar Azam and other senior cricketers.

The cricket governing body has started working on new deals for the players for the 2023-24 season as the current central contracts will expire on June 30.

The PCB is also discussing whether it should continue to award separate contracts based on white-ball and red-ball cricket.

Due to retirement, veteran batter Azhar Ali will be excluded from the centrally-contracted players list. Meanwhile, Fawad Alam, Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mehmood are also likely to lose their central contracts.

However, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saim Ayub, Ihsanullah, Usama Mir and Zaman Khan could be inducted into the list.

The sources also revealed that pacers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah could be promoted when the new centrally-contracted players’ list is announced.

PCB men's central contracts list for 2022-23

Red and white ball contracts (5):

Red ball contracts (10):

White ball contracts (11):

Emerging contracts (7):

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