192 Pakistan domestic players yet to be paid by PCB
Nearly 192 players yet to be paid by PCB [Source: Twitter]
Nearly 192 Pakistan domestic players are still waiting for their payment for participating in a domestic competition which is about to conclude in a month's time.
As per a report by ESPNcricinfo, 192 players who taken part in various domestic competitions - which includes National T20 Cup and Quaid-e-Azam are yet to receive their match fees and monthly retainers, despite the season starting in August. So far, they have only being paid their daily expenses.
Several players as well as sources within the PCB have stated that the delay is mainly because of the volume of cricket this season at home. And with the introduction of the new Pakistan Junior League, the administrative energy is diverted towards its staging.
Moreover, another reason for the delay is because of the adminstrative issues arising from the approval of PCB in the players' increase in monthly retainers and match fees.
The administration headed by Ramiz Raja has received a lot of flak for this delay, especially considering the fact that the majority of the players rely solely on cricket to make a living. This delay also comes at a time when the Pakistan economy is going through a turmoil.
Normally. the domestic contract spans from August to July. However, PCB only rewarded the contract in November (mid-season). Nearly 80% of the players have signed the contract and are hoping to get paid this month.