Hard work always pays off, Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam are first-hand examples of this. They both have gone up in Pakistan Cricket Board’s central contract categories.
The test cricketer of the year and the leading run-scorer in the Test for Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan has shifted from category B to category A.
The boy who never gave up and PCB Individual Performer of 2020 award, Fawad Alam has been placed under the C category from all the way of A+ domestic category.
Pakistan Cricket Board CEO congratulated the two players.
“I want to congratulate Rizwan and Fawad for earning well-deserved and well-earned promotions. This is a reward for their hard work and high-quality performances during the difficult and challenging bio-secure environments that tested their determination, resolve, commitment, mental toughness and physical fitness to the limits.”
Mohammad Hafeez was as well acknowledged with the C category contract but he humbly refused to accept it. Wasim Khan also shed some light on it.
“However, Mohammad Hafeez declined the reward and while I am disappointed, I fully respect his decision. He wants to wait for the PCB Central Contract 2021-22 list, which he is fully entitled to. Hafeez has been one of our star performers of the season and we hope he will carry the form and momentum to Africa.”
Former cricketer and the now CEO of PCB wants to let all cricketers know that their dedication and efforts will not go in vain.
“I am sure this merit and performance-based decision will once again send out a loud and clear message to all professional cricketers that the PCB will not only recognise, appreciate and acknowledge their performances and achievements, but will also reward them so that they can strive to do better next time.”
Following is the list of updated 2021-21 PCB men’s central contract list.
Category A – Azhar Ali (Central Punjab), Babar Azam (Central Punjab), Mohammad Rizwan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Category B – Abid Ali (Central Punjab), Asad Shafiq (Sindh), Haris Sohail (Balochistan), Mohammad Abbas (Southern Punjab), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Sindh), Shadab Khan (Northern), Shan Masood (Southern Punjab) and Yasir Shah (Balochistan)
Category C – Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Fawad Alam (Sindh), Iftikhar Ahmed (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Imad Wasim (Northern), Imam-ul-Haq (Balochistan), Naseem Shah (Central Punjab) and Usman Shinwari (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Emerging Players’ Category – Haider Ali (Northern), Haris Rauf (Northern) and Mohammad Hasnain (Sindh)