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PCB rewards Rizwan, Fawad Alam with class A central contracts

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  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promoted wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan from class B of the central contract to class A
  • PCB additionally elevated Fawad Alam to the listing of centrally-contracted cricketers
  • Former captain Mohammad Hafeez was additionally provided a class C contract however he turned down the provide

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promoted wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan from class B of the central contract to class A and has included Fawad Alam within the listing of centrally-contracted cricketers. 

Former captain Mohammad Hafeez was additionally provided a class C contract however he turned down the provide.

In response to the CEO of PCB Qasim Khan, Mohammad Rizwan was promoted to Class A of the PCB’s Central Contract Record 2020-21 after his stellar performances throughout all codecs within the ongoing season. Rizwan now joins captain Babar Azam, former captain Azhar Ali, and star fast-bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi within the class.

The PCB has additionally elevated Fawad Alam from the A+ home contract class to class C of the PCB Central Contract Record 2020-21. It additionally provided a category-C contract to T20I specialist Mohammad Hafeez, nevertheless, he politely declined.

“This is a reward for their hard work and high-quality performances during difficult and challenging bio-secure environments that tested their determination, resolve, commitment, mental toughness, and physical fitness to the limits,” the CEO Wasim Khan stated.

Learn extra: PSL 2021: PCB declares ticket costs and spectator protocols

“Mohammad Hafeez declined the reward which is disappointing and 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 maintain his form and momentum,” Wasim stated.

Wasim Khan, in the meantime, informed media in Karachi that the Pakistan Cricket Board can also be in talks with the Nationwide Command Operation Centre (NCOC) for a rise within the numbers of spectators allowed to enter the stadium throughout PSL matches.

“We have a limit of 20% spectators at the moment and we are in talks with the NCOC to increase the number of spectators in matches to come. We will continue to monitor the situation but it is very important to follow the standards operating procedures (SOPs) when fans come to the stadium,” Khan stated.

It needs to be famous that shortly after Wasim’s interview, the NCOC introduced its revised choices concerning the implements of coronavirus measures and has allowed 50% of spectators to go to the stadium from the following month.

Learn extra: NCOC loosens coronavirus restrictions beginning March 15

The PCB CEO added that as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the PCB is prone to ebook a chartered flight for the staff to depart for the excursions of Zimbabwe and South Africa however no last resolution has been taken thus far, including that an announcement will doubtless be made in three weeks.

Wasim additionally confirmed the dialogue to have an exhibition match in Gwadar, Balochistan, subsequent month between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators franchises however Pakistan’s worldwide and overseas cricketers won’t be part of this match.

“We are arranging this to help Gwadar authority build the profile of the city,” he stated.

Wasim Khan additionally brushed apart rumours that Peshwar Zalmi administration had earlier blackmailed the PCB by threatening to boycott the PSL match if Sammy and Wahab Riaz aren’t allowed to take part regardless of the breach of biosecure bubble protocol.

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