After A class performance Shoaib Malik got B category central contract
PCB prepares central contract list with familiar players, which will be announced by Chairman Shahryar Khan approving. According to new contract many player categories becomes better even former captain Shoaib Malik is successful to get B category now.
In A category Azhar Ali will join other format captains Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi and senior batsman Younas Khan with respect to higher salaries, even losing his all rounder status Muhammad Hafiz will be in top category.
Out of team player Saeed Ajmal is in B category lower then Shoaib Malik, Ahmed Shahzad, Sarfraz Ahmed and Junaid Khan.
Haris Sohail, Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam, Muhammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar got C category after improving from D.
Muhammad Rizwan, Saad Nasim, Babar Azam, Emmad Wasim, Sami Aslam and Imran khan secure place in D category.
Central contract tenure is 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. It seems that in new list Shoaib Malik got more benefit than any player, former captain play a key role in team success in Zimbabwe’s home series and in Pakistan tour to Sri Lanka.
Umer Akmal got C category after losing his place, and Umar Gul lost salary getting status in central contract due to his lost form and fitness issues. Nasir Jamshed, Abdul Rehman and Khurram Manzoor are dropped from C category. Haris Sohail, Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam, Muhammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar is ready to become a part of C after improving from D category, where Asad Shafiq is already there.
Anwar Ali, Shan Masood, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil and Umer Ameen is already in D category, Muhammad Rizwan, Saad Nasim, Babar Azam, Emmad Wasim, Sami Aslam and Imran Khan will also be included in those who got contract. Adnan Akmal position is also in danger who secure C category in last year contract, might be possible wicket keeper batsman may lost his present position.