KARACHI: The decision to award fresh central contracts to the players has been delayed for at least a couple of months as the relevant authorities at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) want to access the performance of the national and the ‘A’ teams on the England tour.
The central contracts of the players are due to expire on June 30th.
“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”, a source said
“This time around as well, players are likely to be awarded six-month contracts from July to December”, the source added
Meanwhile, on the England trip, the players have been given the tour code of conduct.
In England the Pakistan Cricket team will play four Tests, seven ODI [five vs England, two vs Ireland] and a T20 game on September 7th.
The writer is a Pakistani sports journalist & tweets at @mak_asif