Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pakistani cricketers are asking for one-year contract

Pakistan cricket team has caught the media attention because of their spat with the cricket board. Recently, cricketers were approached by the touring manager, Naved Akram Cheema, on behalf of the PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan, with a three-month extended contract. However, the players refused to sign the extended contract and informed the manager that they would speak with the Chairman of the PCB before taking decision on what to do.
It is reported that the board had given the three-month contracts without consulting the players. The existing contract had come to an end on 31st December 2014. However, the PCB had extended the tenure of the existing contract for three more months, instead of giving the players a fresh long-term contract. However, the board also added Sohail Khan and Haris Sohail to the central contracts. None of the players of the current World Cup squad was dropped, but their monthly payment was not increased.

Now, the players are asking for one-year contract for 2015, backdated from January 1 with other facilities like pay increase. They are also demanding to revise the clauses. This serious issue has risen just before the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will kick off on February 15 in Australia and New Zealand jointly.