Cricketers say no to three-month contracts

The team, which is touring New Zealand, expresses its concerns over the time period of the new contract


News Desk January 26, 2015
Players were of the view that the current contract was drafted under former chairman Najam Sethi and they already had reservations pertaining to certain clauses. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team has refused to sign the extended three-month contract provided to them after the expiry of the last contract of December 31, reported Express.

The team, which is touring New Zealand, has expressed its concerns over the time period of the new contract in a meeting and have informed team manager Naveek Akram Cheema that they want a sitting with the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan before making any decision.

"The players led by captain Misbah-ul-Haq and other seniors are not happy with the three-month extended contracts because they believe it deprives them of pay increases for a three-month period," a source was quoted as saying by Express.

Players were of the view that the current contract was drafted under former chairman Najam Sethi and they already had reservations pertaining to certain clauses.

"Now the players want the board to give them a one-year contract for 2015, backdated from January 1 with increased pay scales and revised clauses," said the report.

The report added that clauses related to commercial endorsements and individual sponsorships were also cricticised by a few players.

 

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COMMENTS (3)

Ahmed | 7 years ago | Reply

@Ch. Allah Daad: Chaudary saab, sorry to digress but we want petrol and electricity first, cricket issues come second. Please request his Highness, your King to arrange some for ordinary Pakistanis. We can talk about cricket after some sanity is restored.

titan | 7 years ago | Reply

@Ch. Allah Daad: first time i saw you talking sense. Welcome back .

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