The PCB has awarded central contracts to 17 girls cricketers for the primary half of 2019. In a press launch, the Pakistan board stated the brand new contracts had been handed out after “the settlement of all excellent funds from the July-December 2018 contract interval”.
In 2018, the ladies cricketers contracted with the PCB faced issues almost about funds and drawing up of latest contracts because the board went by way of a change of management. ESPNcricinfo understands these contracts had been within the works since then, and have now been formally signed off on. These contracts will run until June 30, 2019.
Umaima Sohail, the 21-year-old batsman who has performed one ODI and 7 T20Is in October and November, was the one new participant to be handed a contract. From among the many 20 beforehand contracted, the PCB stated that 4 gamers – Fareeha Mehmood, Ghulam Fatima, Maham Tariq and Rameen Shamim – misplaced their contracts, and that got here all the way down to efficiency.
The committee that selected the contracts checklist included Haroon Rashid, director of cricket operations on the PCB, Jalaluddin, chairman of selectors, Mark Coles, girls’s head coach, and Asmavia Iqbal, a member of the choice committee.
“I do know the 4 gamers who haven’t been awarded contracts will likely be upset, however the brand new contracts are associated to performances,” Haroon Rashid stated. “The brand new contracts are extra aggressive and additional incentivise the top-performing gamers. That is a part of the PCB’s technique to encourage and promote girls’s cricket. The PCB will proceed to spend money on girls’s cricket as we aspire to be one of many high and constant performing sides.”
Class A: Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan, Nahida Khan, Sana Mir
Class B: Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Sidra Nawaz
Class C: Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Umaima Sohail, Sidra Ameen
Class D: Aiman Anwer, Ayesha Zafar, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali, Natalia Pervaiz