Pakistan Cricket Board PCB, Set New Domestic Cricket Structure and Assure Wealth of Income for Cricketers
The Pakistan Cricket Board PCB, despite a decrease in the number of teams and matches in the reformed national cricket structure, will inject more than one billion rupees this season, as PCB decided to Assure wealth of Income for the Contracted Cricketers with the new Domestic Cricket Structure.
A significant portion of the player welfare budget has been allocated by providing them with unprecedented remuneration, based on enhanced retainers, match fees, bonuses and cash prizes that can generate more Rs2 million rupees in a player’s salary over the course of next season.
Under the new model, the six cricket associations will provide one-year contracts to 32 players each.
The 192 Players with contracts will earn Rs600,000 per year based on Rs50,000 monthly retainers.
Previously, regional cricketers at the first-class level relied solely on match rates. The PCB, this season, has also improved its remuneration per game.
For a better understanding, a breakdown provided below.
First XI, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (First Class) Playing XI: Rs75,000, Pakistan Cup Day Tournament Playing XI: Rs40,000, National Cup T20 Playing XI: Rs40,000, Players Attending Second Associations XI, U19 and Cricket Association will also see a significant increase in their profits.
Second XI, Non-first-class tournament Playing XI: Rs30,000, One-Day Cup Playing XI: Rs15,000, T20 Cup Playing XI: Rs15,000, U19 sides, Playing three days XI: Rs10,000, and One Day Playing XI: Rs5,000.
The 32 players contracted will also receive daily assignments, along with accommodation in three- and four-star hotels, and economy-class air travel for interprovincial travel.
The cash prize for national events has also increased.
The winning prize money for the Quaid e Azam Trophy has been increased by 233%, while there has been a 150 percent and 100 percent increase in Pakistan Cup and T20 National Cup prize money.
The winners of the first-class tournament in the country, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, will receive Rs10million and the runner-up will get Rs5million.
Another 5 million rupees will be given to the best players in the tournament and the player in the final will take 50,000 rupees home.
The winners of the Pakistan Cup Day Tournament and the T20 National Cup will get 5 million rupees, and the runner-up will take half.
The final player for both tournaments will receive 35,000 rupees each. The best players for the maximum day tournament will get 250,000 rupees as part of the group.
-PCB EXECUTIVE Chairman Wasim Khan-
“The new structure coupled with improving cricket quality at a first-class level is designed to enhance the income levels of our national cricketers.
“It’s alarming that for so long cricketers at this level were deprived of the revenue they deserved. Our goal is to develop cricket as a career choice for youngsters and future cricketers.”
“The Pakistan Cricket Board, along with a focus on first-class players, wants players on the lower rungs of the structure to take home decent gains.”
“I hope that this increase in revenue levels will not only encourage cricketers on the periphery to work hard but also attract new players to the game.”