Ramiz Raja, who was appointed the new president of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday, increased the monthly salaries of 192 top-class cricketers by PRK 100,000. The former captain added that there was uncertainty among top-class cricketers in the current system.
Hours after becoming the 36th president of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former captain Ramiz Raja ordered a PKR 100,000 increase in monthly retainers for all national players.
The salary increase will be awarded to 192 players with immediate effect, the PCB said. The increase in monthly retainers will now allow national players in 1st class and 11th grade competitions to earn between 1.40,000 to 2.50,000 PKR per month.
The board added that the fact that Ramiz Raja orders a salary increase for players in all categories means that those in the lowest D category will see an increase of about 250 percent in their monthly withholdings.
“There is uncertainty among first-class cricketers in the new system. Whether it’s how long they will play, how long they will be paid, what they need to improve and how their performance will be evaluated,” Ramiz told reporters after taking the post.
“I have spoken with the Pakistan team and discussed the model. We clearly know that Pakistan cricket has a fearless and aggressive approach in our DNA. We are unpredictable therefore we can also be seen because on any given day we can make anything I have countless wishes for Pakistan cricket, but they will all remain wishes until we work on our technique and skills, “he added.
The new president also said that the board would soon launch an U19 T20 league to strengthen the age group structure and ensure that young cricketers are fully aware of the nuances of the modern game. The 59-year-old also promised a vast improvement in pitching quality in national cricket, stating that bowlers have to work hard to get ground and that batsmen are given conditions where they can score big.