New Delhi: The World Cup 2023 matches are starting in India from 5th October. Pakistan team will face New Zealand in its first warm-up match of the World Cup on 29 September. But before this there has been an earthquake in Pakistan cricket. Cricketers have not even received match fees for the last 4 months. In such a situation, players can boycott sponsor logos on t-shirts during the World Cup. Recently, under the captaincy of Babar Azam, Pakistan team could not perform anything special in Asia Cup 2023. It lost to India and Sri Lanka and the team could not reach the finals. However, even after this, not much change was made in the World Cup team. Only Naseem Shah is out due to injury. Hasan Ali has got a chance in his place.
According to the news of Cricket Pakistan, Pakistani players can participate in the World Cup without a central contract. The team is to leave on 26th September. That means only one day is left. There has been no consensus yet between the PCB and the players regarding the contract. On the condition of anonymity, a player said that we are ready to play for Pakistan for free. But our question is why should we promote sponsors associated with the board. We can also withdraw from promotional events. We will not participate in ICC commercial events during the World Cup.
13 lakhs to be received every month
The source said that under the proposed central contract, top cricketers playing in all three formats are to be given Rs 13 lakh every month. But the players say that after tax and other deductions they will get only Rs 6.60 lakh. For this reason they are demanding increase in fees. It is known that Pakistan Cricket Board is to get approximately Rs 280 crore from ICC in the next 4 years as revenue. Apart from this, Pakistan Cricket League board has also earned huge income. Pakistan cricket team is reaching Hyderabad on 27th September for the World Cup.
Pakistan team for World Cup: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Agha, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Sam Mir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi.
reserve: Mohammad Haris, Zaman Khan, Abrar Ahmed.
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