One of the dominating Test cricket team in the world, Pakistan were the top test team in the ICC Ranking. However, arch rivals India took their throne away after whitewashing the Kiwis 3-0 in the recent Test Match series. Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Team is in the form of their life defeating the t20 World Champions 3-0 in the ODI series in the Carribean. They do have a chance to take back the best Test team Crown from India. But have you ever thought about Pakistan cricket players salaries? If yes then here is complete information about Pakistan cricketers salary.
The Shaheens has played 399 Test matches, won 128, lost 113 and drawn 158.Pakistan is the only Asian Team with Highest win percentage in ODI’s with total 858 ODIs Matches played, Pak won 452 (52.86%), lost 380, tied 8 whereas 18 ended without result.
The Green Shirts Pakistan has played 110 international t20 matches more than any other team in the world. Pakistan is the 1992 World Cup champion as well as 2009 ICC World t20 Champion. Let us take a look at the Salary Structure of Pakistan provided by the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) as per the categorization of several players. Here you will get to know everything about Pakistan cricket players salaries. Also See: Indian cricket players salary list.
Pakistan Cricket Players Salaries 2017-18 (Player Contracts)
Unlike other Cricket Nations, Pakistan National Cricket Team has a Salary Structure followed by the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). However,PCB also evaluates promotions and demotions of these players to Lower or Upper pay scale categories on the basis of the Performance for the Current Year. Although this time the Pakistan Team Management with respect to the PCB board members has included 10% increase in monthly retainer-ship salary from now onwards. While the win bonus for winning test series against any full member nation is increased for the same.
The Salary system is simple and Categorized as per the players in respective Teams A,B,C,D each. Furthermore, team A Players earn [5,00,000 rs] per month. Whereas Team B players earn [3,45,000 rs] per month. Team C Pakistani players earn [1,98,000 rs] per month while Team D players earn [95,000 rs] per month. There are several new players who are promoted with the new contracts while some of the senior Pakistani players namely Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Maqsood,Harris Sohail and Umar Amir have been dropped from their respective contracts.
PCB Salary Structure
Category A: Category A Pakistani players are highly paid and seem to have more than 25 international caps. Players falling in this category are Pakistan test skipper Misbah Ul Haq, ODI skipper Azhar Ali, Yonis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah etc. Here is the Special Match Fee structure for “Category A” players.
- Monthly Retainer Fee – (Rs 500,000 per month)
- Test Match Fee – (Rs 400,000 per match)
- ODI Match Fee – (Rs 300,000 per match)
- Twenty20 Match Fee – (Rs 125,000 per match)
Category B: PCB has in total 9 players in the category B. They are handsomely paid RS 345,000 as a monthly salary of category b players plus match fee and win bonuses.
Category C: Underperformers and demoted players fall under this Category. They do get RS 198,000 per month as well as players performance bonus with match fee and the win bonuses.
Category D: Pakistan Cricket Board has also brought a category D since the previous year which includes players who might not be the first choice picks in any of the international formats but have played in the recent past or emerging young talent. a handsome 100,000 rs is awarded monthly to category d players.
Pakistan Cricket Players Salaries 2017-18
|Misbah ul Haq||A||500,000 Rs|
|Younis Khan||A||500,000 Rs|
|Mohammad Hafeez||A||500,000 Rs|
|Azhar Ali||A||500,000 Rs|
|Muhammad Amir||A||500,000 Rs|
|Yasir Shah||A||500,000 Rs|
|Ahmed Shehzad||B||345,000 Rs|
|Asad Shafiq||B||345,000 Rs|
|Sohail Khan||B||345,000 Rs|
|Shoaib Malik||B||345,000 Rs|
|Babar Azam||B||345,000 Rs|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed||B||345,000 Rs|
|Wahab Riaz||B||345,000 Rs|
|Sami Aslam||B||345,000 Rs|
|Anwar Ali||C||Rs 198,000|
|Fawad Alam||C||Rs 198,000|
|Haris Sohail||C||Rs 198,000|
|Imran Khan||C||Rs 198,000|
|Mohammad Irfan||C||Rs 198,000|
|Mohammad Rizwan||C||Rs 198,000|
|Shaan Masood||C||Rs 198,000|
|Umar Akmal||C||Rs 198,000|
|Imad Wasim||D||Rs 95,500|
|Sami Aslam||D||Rs 95,500|
|Hasan Ali||D||Rs 95,500|
|Rahat Ali||D||Rs 95,500|
|Zulfiqar Babar||D||Rs 95,500|
Individual Performance and Team Bonuses:
Individual Bonus consist of scoring a Century, double hundred or taking 5 wickets hault in a Match 10 Wickets Hault in a Test Match.
- Hundred in Test & Odi Match: Rs. 300,000
- Scoring a double hundred in Test or ODI: Rs. 500,000
- Taking 5 wickets in innings Test or ODI: Rs 300,000
- Taking a 10 wicket haul in Test: Rs. 500,000