The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have denounced the list of centrally contracted players for 2020-2021. The players, as usual, are divided into categories A, B, and C.
Surprisingly, there are only three players in the category A in the renewed list of centrally contracted players; Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, on behalf of a few poor performances, was axed from the captaincy of all three formats after the new management took the hold in 2019. As a consequence, in the renewed list of centrally contracted players, he has been placed in category C.
On the other hand, the duo of experienced pacers, M. Amir and Wahab Riaz have lost their contracts. Hassan Ali, who didn’t play any form of the game almost for a year due to his injury, has suspended by PCB as well.
“The selectors have made the tough decisions to leave out Amir, Hasan, and Wahab but considering Hasan missed most of the season due to an injury and Amir and Wahab decided to focus on white-ball cricket, this was the right move.
“However, Amir and Wahab are senior and experienced bowlers and they remain in contention as we believe they can still contribute to the Pakistan men’s cricket team and also mentor our young battery of fast bowlers,” he said in the PCB’s press release.