PCB announces players central contracts for 2016-17

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LAHORE, Oct 27 (APP)- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) here on Thursday announced the award of its Players Central Contracts for the year 2016-17 (October 1, 2016- June 30th 2017) to 30 players in four categories.
It may be recalled that the Pakistan Cricket Board had extended the July 2015-June 2016 Player Central Contracts by three months as three of the four members on the Central Contracts Committee had only just taken up their new roles and a number of Tours were ongoing therefore time was required to assess the performances of players, said a
spokesman of PCB.
The Central Contracts Selection Committee comprising Director Academies, National Chief Selector, Pakistan Team Head Coach and GM International Cricket Operations has recommended and Chairman PCB has approved the following names for the October 2016 June 17 Central Contract Term, he added.
“Seven players are in A category, four are in B and fourteen are in C and five are placed in D,” said the spokesman.
(A category), Azhar Ali, Muhammad Hafeez, Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan, Shoiab Malik, Safraz Ahmad and Yasir Shah.
(B category), Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Asad Shafiq and Muhammad Amir.
(C category), Hariis Sohail, Muhammad Rizwan, Imran Khan Sr, Shan Masood, Muhammad Irfan, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Imad Waseem, Hassan Ali, Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir.
(D category) Anwar Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Muhammad Asghar, Ahmad Shahzad, Umer Akmal.