The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to double the amount being paid to domestic cricketers and will also offer separate central contracts for the top performers in domestic cricket, PCB CEO Wasim Khan said while giving details of the Board’s five-year plan in to Dawn News on Saturday.
“The World T20 seems unlikely this year and that will be a setback, both for the game and for us financially. As you are aware after the ICC events, member boards always get a handsome amount. But as of now we are working on a contingency plan as World T20 remain uncertain,” said Wasim. “We are planning ahead for the ‘worst possible scenario’ and are reducing our expenses and our budget. However, we will not compromise on domestic and women’s cricket. For our next domestic season we will double the amount for the players and also a category for domestic top performers will be introduced to encourage them.”
As for the domestic cricket season, Wasim reiterated that PCB will adhere to the changes made last year with six regional teams set to compete.