The National T20 Cup, that is to be kicked off by 30th September, will be offering an objective of high earnings to the domestic players belonging to A+ category. With the professionalism of high-profile cricketers, there will be a massive reward in connection for the 2020-2021 domestic season as mega as Rs 3 Million.
The announcement has been formally posted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) where the director of High-Performance Centre (HPC), Nadeem Khan highlighted that the domestic players will be earning 83% more of what they used to generate back in 2019. With the maximum 3.2 Million and a minimum of 1.8 Million – a clinching amount is a seven per cent increase for the lastly received highest categories participants.
An estimate of player’s cash can be evaluated by counting the matches of the National T20 Cup and 10 matches of Pakistan Cup providing the best of all opportunities to feature in.
A+ category domestic players might earn over Rs 3 Million: PCB
“With each of the 10 A+ category players to receive Rs 150, 000 as a monthly retainer for 12 months and a match fee of Rs. 40,000 for National T20 Cup and Pakistan Cup each, and Rs. 60,000 for Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, players maintaining and displaying high levels of professionalism throughout the season will earn Rs. 3.2 million.
“ And, this doesn’t stop here. Players can increase their earnings if they reach the finals, which will guarantee them an additional match fee as well as share in the prize money.
“Similarly, a monthly retainer of D category domestic players is Rs. 40.000 but they will get the same match fee as the highest category player. This, in turn, means any D category player who features in all the 30 First XI league matches will earn Rs. 1.8 million. These numbers will increase if a player’s side reaches the finals as this will mean more matches and share in prize money”, said the spokesman.
Director – High Performance, Nadeem Khan: “While finalising the 2020-21 domestic calendar, we not only had an eye on the three global white-ball events, we were also mindful that we had to improve our contracts that must benefit the players financially and encourage them to further raise the levels of their fitness and form so they can also stake claims in the franchise and national sides.
“The PCB is aware that Pakistan cricketers are not the highest-paid in the world, but it is our endeavour to slowly and gradually improve their contracts so that they can get best returns for their talent and also plan their futures.
“PCB generates its funds and revenues through cricket and it is appropriate that a large chunk of these funds are reinvested into development and cricketers.
“I am confident that domestic cricketers will see these enhancements as a morale and confidence booster, and they will not only aim to perform better than last year but this will introduce an element of competition between these players in pursuit of improved contracts next year.”
Notes to Editors:
- The 2020-21 and enhanced monthly retainer structure is:
- Category A+ = 10 players, PKR150,000 per month
- Category A = 38 players, PKR85,000 per month
- Category B = 48 players, PKR75,000 per month
- Category C = 72 players, PKR65,000 per month
- Category D = 24 players, PKR40,000 per month
Categories will be decided following discussions with the national selection committee
- The revised match fees structure is (in PKR):
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- PCB 2020-21 domestic schedule at a glance:
- National T20 Cup 1st XI (33 matches) – 30 September to 18 October; Multan and Rawalpindi
- National T20 Cup 2nd XI (15 matches) – 1-8 October; Lahore
- National U19 One-Day Tournament (31 matches) – 13 October to 2 November; Lahore, Muridke and Sheikhupura
- National U19 Three-Day Tournament (16 matches) – 5-29 November; Lahore, Muridke and Sheikhupura
- HBL PSL 2020 (4 matches) – 14, 15 and 17 November; Lahore
- Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1st XI (31 matches) – 25 October to 5 January 2021; Karachi
- Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2nd XI (30 matches) – 18 October to 13 December; Karachi
- Pakistan Cup 1st XI (33 matches) – 8-31 January 2021; Karachi
- Pakistan Cup 2nd XI (15 matches) – 16-24 December; Karachi