Six players awarded category A contracts by the PCB
The cricket board awarded contracts on the recommendation of the Central Contract Committee, headed by the PCB’s director of international cricket Zakir Khan, with chief selector Haroon Rashid and head coach Waqar Younis as its members.
Category A: Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Younis Khan.
Category B: Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah.
Category C: Anwar Ali, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaan Masood and Umar Akmal.
Category D: Babar Azam, Sami Aslam, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin and Zulfiqar Babar.