Pakistan former skipper Mohammad Hafeez has turned down Pakistan Cricket Board central contract offer after he was put in Category C of the PCB central contract list for the 2020-21 season. Mohammad Hafeez, reportedly, hasn’t accepted the offer and will wait until the 2021-22 season when the new list will be presented.
“Mohammad Hafeez declined the reward and while I am disappointed, I fully respect his decision. He wants to wait for the PCB Central Contract 2021-22 list, which he is fully entitled to.
“Hafeez has been one of our star performers of the season and we hope he will carry the form and momentum to Africa,” said PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan in an official statement.
In a major boost to Fawad Alam’s cricketing ambitions, the southpaw has been rewarded a central contract. He has been promoted to category C of the central contract list 2020-2 from the A+ Domestic contract category.
Also, Mohammad Rizwan, who has been in the form of his life, is elevated to Category A in the PCB’ central contract. The wicket-keeper batsman has turned out well for Pakistan across all formats lately. With that, he now joins Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi in the elite list.
No player has scored more runs than Mohammad Rizwan in Test Cricket since the announcement of the PCB’s central contract list for the 2020-21 season. The 28-year old aggregated 529 runs in 7 matches at an average of 52.90.
“I want to congratulate Rizwan and Fawad for earning well-deserved and well-earned promotions. This is a reward for their hard work and high-quality performances during the difficult and challenging bio-secure environments that tested their determination, resolve, commitment, mental toughness and physical fitness to the limits,” said Wasim.
“The decision to promote the players was made during a meeting with the Chair of the Selection Committee, Muhammad Wasim, while we were reviewing player performances in the 2020-21 season and discussing the upcoming commitments,” he added.