Pakistani cricketers demand contract hike and system restructuring from PCB

Pakistan’s top cricket stars, including skipper Babar Azam, find themselves without contracts as the PCB central contracts expired on June 30.

Demanding a substantial raise and a restructuring of the entire system, the players have presented their issues to Zaka Ashraf, the chair of the PCB management committee. Among their demands are competitive pay in comparison to other cricket boards, family health insurance, an education policy, disclosure of sponsors, and a share from ICC event revenues.


The players also seek transparency in granting No Objection Certificates (NOC) for participation in foreign leagues. The discontent stems from perceived lower earnings than their rivals, with Babar Azam not ranking among the top 10 highest-earning cricketers globally.

Discussions are expected to resume upon the team’s return from Sri Lanka, where they are currently playing a two-Test series. The players hope that their concerns will be addressed positively by the PCB.