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Thursday, November 1, 2012

How much do Pakistani cricketers earn?

According to Najam Sethi, former chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, the board has earned 800 million rupees profit for year ended 30 june, 2014.

But salaries and bonuses of cricketers is nowhere near to what board has earned.
Salaries and match fees according to categories is shown in following table.
Salary per month (PK RUPEE)
Test match fees ( PK RUPEE)
Twenty twenty fees (PK RUPEE)

Category A include Misbah Ul Haq, Muhammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, and Junaid Khan..
Category B includes Younus Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, and Umar Gul.
Category C includes Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Adnan Akmal, Khurram Manzoor, Nasir Jamshaid, and Abdul Rehman.
Category D included Sohail Maqsood, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Bilawal Bhatti, Sharjeel Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Fawad Alam, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hassan, Umar Amin, Harris Sohail, Rahat Ali, Shaan Masood, Mohammad Talha, and Anwar Ali.
Earlier Shoaib Akhtar said “I was an elite star, still after playing for 14 years; I only made seven to eight crore rupees.” 

"I made seven to eight crore rupees" Shoaib Akhtar

Seven crore rupees translate to 750000 US dollars approximately. This is a small amount when compared with what cricketer from other countries earn. According to the report, which compared the earnings of cricketers from different countries, Pakistani cricketers earn amount roughly equal to UK average wage. According to this report published during 2010 central contract earnings of Pakistani players at that time was 22500£ per annum, per player. The trend around the globe has been changed players are now paid a percentage of board’s annual earning.
Pakistan cricket board should not only take care of international cricketer but also should pay attention to domestic cricketer players. Although Pakistan premiere league can prove to be a ray of hope for these players as well as many aspirant cricketers.

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