The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announces Central Contracts for the year 2017-18 (July 1, 2017- June 30th 2018) to 35 players in four categories.
The Central Contracts were awarded after keeping in mind the performances, fitness, and discipline of the players. A number of young players have been awarded Central Contracts this year keeping in mind that the National Teams in all formats will be going through a transitionary period after a number of retirements from last year’s Central Contract List.
As per the three year understanding reached with Players and the PCB Management the monthly retainers for all categories are increased by 10%.
The Central Contracts Selection Committee comprising Director Cricket Operations, Chairman National Selection Committee, and Pakistan Team Head Coach have recommended and Chairman PCB has approved the following names for the 2017- 2018 Central Contract Term:
PCB Players Central Contracts 2017-18
Mohammad Amir, Mohamad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali
Hasan Ali, Asad Shafiq, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam
Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Haris Sohail, Sami Aslam, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Junaid Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan
Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Zakir, Usman Salahuddin, Amir Yamin, Usman Shinwari, Fahim Ashraf, Ruman Raees, Imamul Haq, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza, Umer Amin, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Rizwan
Category A 06
Category B 04
Category C 11
Category D 14