Sports: Cricket: Central contract’s issue blown out of proportion: PCB source

Karachi: Pakistan cricket team players’ rift with Pakistan cricket board on central contracts is only a ‘storm in a tea cup’ and has been blown out of proportion, sources in the board said.

“Yes there is an issue regarding players’ central contracts. There has been a disagreement between the board and the players but it is not a crisis like the one, which involved West Indies cricket team and their board,” a PCB source was quoted as saying by

West Indies cricket team has a perennial conflict with their board due to which a tour was curtailed, regular players dropped on several occasion and even a tour of India was also cancelled.

The source added that the players are playing in New Zealand and they would continue to do so.

“The issue will be resolved soon. The board is solving it and the negotiations are underway. The negotiation has been done amicably and hopefully soon everything would come to normal,” the source added.

Pakistan cricket team players have rejected their extended central contracts for a measly three-month period. Apart from demanding a year-long contract, players have also asked to give win bonus after every match instead of giving it for winning series only.

It has been reported that PCB chief Shaharyar Khan also tried to convince the players to accept the contracts without any success.

Both PCB and the players have been criticized by cricket analysts for letting this controversy grow and make headlines when the World Cup is just about to begin.

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