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Last Update on: June 28th, 2021 at 04:41 pm

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has continued its effort in incentivizing and rewarding the women’s cricketers in the nation by adding three more spots in the central contracts list for the 2021-22 season. The contracts will come into effect from the 1st of July, include 12 spots, divided into A, B, and C categories. On the other hand, PCB has retained three players in the emerging contract list.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allotted 20 contracts for the 2021-22 season and is two more than what it was previously. Furthermore, across categories, the monthly retainers have been increased by ten per cent. The national women’s selection committee has kept one more position open in the central contracts list, which would be awarded based on on-field performances.

PCB-announced central contracts for women’s cricketers for the 2021-22 season:

Category A – Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan
Category B – Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, and Nida Dar.
Category C – Anam Amin, Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sindhu, Omaima Sohail, and Sidra Nawaz.
Emerging contracts players’ list – Ayesha Naseem, Kaynat Hafeez, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Najiha Alvi, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, and Syeda Aroob Shah.

Urooj Mumtaz congratulates all the Pakistan cricketers receiving contracts for the 2021-22 season:

Pakistan Cricket Board Add Three More Spots In The Women's Central Contracts For The 2021-22 Season
Urooj Mumtaz. (Credits: Web)

Urooj Mumtaz, the chair of the national women’s selection committee, congratulated all the players receiving contracts for the 2021-22 season. Mumtaz revealed her decision to increase the spots from nine to twelve as the board wishes to reward the best performers on the circuit. She had stated that over the next year, PCB will contract 20 players in total, increasing the number to two from the 2020-21 season.

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the players who have received central contracts for the 2021-22 season. The Pakistan Cricket Board has increased the list of central contracts from nine to 12 as it continues to value and reward the best performers on the circuit. The emerging category retains eight players after Fatima Sana, who has shown some outstanding on-field performances and promise, has been awarded category C contract. Over the next year, the PCB, in total, will contract 20 women cricketers, which is an increase of two from the 2020-21 season,” Mumtaz said as quoted by PCB’s official website.

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