PCB delays the decision to award central contracts


KARACHI: The decision to award central contracts to Players has been delayed by the Pakistan Cricket Board till the end of England tour.

It has been learnt that the cause of delay is to observe players’ performance on the English shores and then decide who are deserving cricketers. At the moment, Pakistan national as well as Pakistan A team is in England.

A source told scoreline.asia, “Coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq will give their input after seeing the performance and utility of players [both from senior and ‘A’ teams] on the England tour.”

The source further revealed that players are likely to get a central a contract of six months, from July to December.

Meanwhile, players are handed over a code of conduct for the England tour, there is no doubt that Pakistan’s visit to England is very important and very sensitive due to the history of controversies over the years.

Pakistan is all set to compete the tough English team in a four match-test series, five-match ODI series and a T20.

Mohammad Amir will be the under limelight as all eyes will be on him due to his involvement in spot fixing during Pakistan’s last outing in England and his test cricket comeback after the six long years is due at the same venue where he bowled those two expansive no-balls.

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