Pakistan Cricketers Salaries and Central Contracts List | 2023-24

Pakistan is a cricket-crazy nation, with a massive fan following for their national team. Over the years, the country has produced some of the finest cricketers who have earned a huge reputation on the international stage.

Their national cricket body, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), is always on the lookout for finding the best talent in the country. And players also toil hard in domestic tournaments and international matches to earn the coveted central contracts from PCB.

In September 2023, PCB announced landmark three-year central contract deals for their national team players.

In this article, we’ll list the Pakistani cricketers with central contracts and their salaries.

Pakistan Cricketers Central Contracts Categories and Salaries

All the contracted players have been split across 4 categories. They are as follows:

Category A

Players in the top category will earn PKR 4.5 million per month (approximately $15,900 or INR 13.14 lakh). Their salary has been hiked by a whopping 202 percent.

The following Pakistani cricketers fall under Category A contracts:

Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi

Category B

Players in Category B will take home PKR 3 million per month (approximately $10,000 or INR 8.76 lakh). These players will enjoy a salary hike of 144 percent from their previous contracts.

The following Pakistani cricketers are part of Category B contracts:

Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan

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Category C

Those placed in Category C will receive PKR 1.5 million per month (approximately $5,300 or INR 4.38 lakh). Their salaries have seen a boost of 135 percent.

The following Pakistani cricketers fall under Category C contracts: 

Imad Wasim and Abdullah Shafique

Category D

Finally, the players who are part of Category D will fetch PKR 0.75 million per month (approximately $2650 or INR 2.19 lakh). 

The following Pakistani cricketers come under Category D contracts:

Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usama Mir and Zaman Khan

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Pakistan Cricketers Match Fees

Apart from their central contracts, PCB has also increased the match fees for all three formats. The match fees have seen a 50 percent rise for Tests, a 25 percent increase for ODIs, and a 12.5 percent hike for T20Is.

Now, the Pakistani players will bag PKR 1.25 million (approximately $4,358) per Test match. For an ODI match, they will earn PKR 6,44,620 ($2,247). While for a T20I match, they will receive PKR 4,18,584 ($1459).

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