Batsmen dominate top PCB contracts

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The Pakistan Cricket Board have announced their contract list for the next year, with veteran batsmen dominating the top category.

The contracts are in four groups, A to D, with the top level seeing the likes of Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shoaib Malik feature.

Yasir Shah is the only bowler on the A-list, while the likes of Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Amir make up the B-list.

The PCB explained the delay in announcing the list, which was originally set for June: “It may be recalled that the Pakistan Cricket Board had extended the July 2015-June 2016 Player Central Contracts by three months.

“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.”

Contracts:

A- Azhar Ali, Muhammad Hafeez, Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmad, Yasir Shah

B- Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Asad Shafiq, Muhammad Amir

C- Harris 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- Anwer Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Muhammad Asghar, Ahmed Shahzad, Umer Akmal

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