Babar Azam and other top players are unhappy with the Pakistan Cricket Board as they are playing without central contracts and no solution exists. The contracts expired on June 30. The players are demanding a huge hike in the hope that the new system will be introduced to suit their needs.
According to Cricket Pakistan, the players have not signed any extension to their current contracts. The players want to talk to the new PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf about a number of issues. While Najam Sethi was at the helm of the national cricket body, there was talk of a 45 per cent hike, but cricketers want more, including other perks.
They want a pay scale similar to that of other top cricket boards with clauses for family health insurance and education policy.
The players have asked the PCB to disclose their share from the sponsors’ deals. Also, they want a share from the revenue of ICC events. Another point of contention is the NOC to play in other T20 leagues.