All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has turned down the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) central contract supply, after the T20I specialist was put in Category C. According to PCB, as a part of its coverage to acknowledge, incentivise and reward high-performing cricketers, the PCB elevated Fawad Alam from A+ home contract class to Category C of the PCB Central Contract List 2020-21. It additionally provided a Category C contract to T20I specialist Hafeez, which he politely turned down. “Mohammad Hafeez declined the reward and whereas I’m upset, I totally respect his resolution. He desires to attend for the PCB Central Contract 2021-22 record, which he’s totally entitled to. Hafeez has been one among our star performers of the season and we hope he’ll carry the shape and momentum to Africa,” mentioned PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan in an official assertion.
PCB Test Cricketer of the 12 months 2020, Mohammad Rizwan, has been promoted to Category A of the PCB’s Central Contract List 2020-21, following stellar performances throughout all codecs within the ongoing season.
In the elite class, the 28-year-old has now joined Pakistan captain Babar Azam, former captain Azhar Ali and star quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Since the present central contracts have been introduced on 13 May 2020, Rizwan is Pakistan’s main run-scorer in Tests, with 529 runs in seven matches at a mean of 52.90. He is total the third main run-scorer in T20Is with 325 runs at a mean of 65, and strike-rate of slightly below 139. In the three ODIs towards Zimbabwe, he scored 25 runs.
Behind the wickets, Rizwan has accounted for 16 dismissals in Tests, three in ODIs and eight in T20Is, within the season throughout which Pakistan performed worldwide cricket towards England, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and South Africa.
“I need to congratulate Rizwan and Fawad for incomes well-deserved and well-earned promotions. This is a reward for his or her arduous work and high-quality performances throughout the troublesome and difficult bio-secure environments that examined their willpower, resolve, dedication, psychological toughness and bodily health to the boundaries,” mentioned Wasim.
“The resolution to advertise the gamers was made throughout a gathering with the Chair of the Selection Committee, Muhammad Wasim, whereas we have been reviewing participant performances within the 2020-21 season and discussing the upcoming commitments,” he added.
Fawad Alam scored centuries towards New Zealand and South Africa, and has now aggregated 320 runs in 11 innings of six Tests. His 102 towards New Zealand within the Boxing Day Test earned him the PCB Individual Performance of 2020 award.
“It was agreed throughout the assembly that three gamers have been essentially the most deserving and excellent performers within the season to this point and, as such, they wanted to be rewarded now as a substitute of ready for the time when PCB Central Contract List for 2021-22 shall be reviewed and introduced,” mentioned Wasim.
The PCB has additionally launched a brand new ”rising” class for 3 upcoming gamers – Haider Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, and Haris Rauf – whereas Naseem Shah earned his first Category C contract.
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