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PCB issues Central Contracts to players

May 26, 2012: Pakistan Cricket Board announces the Players Central Contract List for the 2012 Calendar Year. Players have been awarded Contracts in 4 Categories.

Chairman PCB M. Zaka Ashraf had announced the award of Central Contracts at the dinner held in honor of the Pakistan Teams victory in the 2012 Asia Cup. Chairman PCB had announced a 25 % increase in the Retainer-ship amount for all categories and a 10 % increase in the Match Fee. This is the first increase in Central Contracts in 3 years.

Commenting on the Awarding of Central Contracts Chairman PCB said, "We are pleased to announce the Players Central Contracts for 2012. After 3 years we have increased the fees payable to the Players which we hope will be a morale boost for them. We have also given recognition to those players who have distinguished themselves with consistent performances in the Domestic Circuit. We have also recognized U-19 players in the Central Contract list and this will serve as a huge encouragement for them."

The 2012 PCB Central Contracted Players by Category are as follows:

Category A
1. Misbah-ul-Haq
2. Younis Khan
3. Umar Gul
4. Mohammad Hafeez
5. Saeed Ajmal
6. Shahid Afridi
7. Abdur Rehman
8. Umar Akmal

Category B
9. Shoaib Malik
10. Taufeeq Umar
11. Azhar Ali
12. Asad Shafiq
13. Junaid Khan
14. Aizaz Cheema

Category C
15. Sarfraz Ahmed
16. Adnan Akmal
17. Hammad Azam
18. Wahab Riaz
19. Imran Farhat
20. Faisal Iqbal
21. Nasir Jamshed

1. Sohail Tanvir
2. Khalid Latif
3. Sharjeel Khan
4. Shakeel Ansar
5. Haris Sohail
6. Raza Hasan
7. Ahmed Shehzad
8. Usman Salahuddin
9. Mohammad Ayub Dogar
10. Imran Khan
11. Bilawal Bhatti
12. Awais Zia
13. Shahzaib Hasan
14. Mohammad Khalil
15. Anwar Ali
16. Afaq Raheem
17. Bismillah Khan
18. Babar Azam
19. Sami Aslam
20. Zia-ul-Haq
21. Usman Qadir