Karachi: Apparently hit hard by the financial crunch due to the suspension of international cricket in the country, Pakistan Cricket Board has not made any increase in the central contract salaries or match fees of players. The PCB has this time given six-month central contracts to the players from January to June 31 and they have been given time until April 12 to sign and return the contracts.
According to a report in the "Express" newspaper, the Board this time has also dispatched the International Cricket Council code of conduct for players and its anti-corruption regulations to the players alongwith the central contracts. "The ICC code for players and the ICC anti-corruption regulations have also been translated into Urdu language for the convenience of the players," the report said.
The PCB has not increased the central contract salaries or match fees for the players since 2009 when international cricket activities were suspended in Pakistan after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.