According to sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to reduce the number of centrally contracted players following the team’s first-round exit from the World Cup.
Sources claimed that the current central contract which is awarded to 33 players finishes on June 30 and would thus result in the PCB deciding to cut the number of centrally contracted players from 33 to either 15 or 17 for the new cricket season.
The new contracts will be given to players who represent Pakistan in all three formats of the game. The PCB recently decreased the number of centrally contracted women players, which has now been set to 10. PCB’s new plan of contracts aims to follow the practice of other cricketing boards across the globe.