The lack of curiosity of younger cricketers in Check cricket has been a difficulty for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the previous few years. To garner the curiosity of the gamers, PCB is contemplating a pay hike for the nationwide Check cricketers.
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PCB chief selector, Mohammad Wasim, mentioned that PCB is contemplating a number of choices to draw kids in the direction of red-ball cricket. Wasim mentioned that monetary incentive is one important space that may make sure the progress of Check cricket within the nation.
“It’s a development that’s seen not solely in Pakistan however in different cricket taking part in nations as nicely,” Wasim mentioned.
“The PCB may be very eager to concentrate on enhancing our Check crew and to make sure younger gamers present extra curiosity in red-ball cricket, and monetary incentives are into consideration,” he added.
In comparison with the remainder of the cricketing nations, Pakistani gamers earn much less cash, which has prompted them to play franchise T20 leagues.
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Wasim mentioned that PCB had discussions with the gamers and all of the events agreed that the distinction in pay between white-ball cricket and Check cricket is critical. He ensured that the PCB is seeking to cut back the hole, and the gamers ought to earn across the identical quantity in all of the codecs.
The distinction in pay is staggering. A participant can earn round Rs. 16 million by taking part in in a franchise T20 league however can solely earn round Rs. 4 million for 3 to 4 Check matches.
Wasim mentioned that a number of cricket boards have already elevated the pay and have provided incentives to their Check cricketers.