In its bid to proceed to reward and incentivize top-performing girls cricketers, the Pakistan Cricket Board added three extra spots within the central contracts for girls cricketers for the 2021-22 season. These contracts, which come into impact from 1 July, embody 12 spots, divided between A, B and C classes, whereas eight cricketers have been retained within the rising contracts record.
In whole, the PCB has awarded 20 contracts for the 2021-22 cricket season, which is 2 greater than the earlier yr.
Month-to-month retainers throughout all rungs – together with the rising class – have been elevated by 10 p.c and the nationwide girls’s choice committee has saved one spot open within the central contracts that can be awarded within the yr primarily based on on-field efficiency.
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Central contracts for girls’s cricketers for 2021-22 season:
Class A – Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan
Class B – Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, and Nida Dar
Class C – Anam Amin, Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Omaima Sohail, and Sidra Nawaz
Rising contracts for girls’s cricketers for 2021-22 season embody Ayesha Naseem, Kaynat Hafeez, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Najiha Alvi, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, and Syeda Aroob Shah.
The central contracts have been awarded after factoring within the on-field performances prior to now yr at each worldwide and home ranges, and with a watch on future engagements. The nationwide girls’s crew host England for 2 T20Is and three ODIs in October, earlier than they play ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in December and have in ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup and Commonwealth Video games subsequent yr.
The nationwide girls’s facet returned to motion in January 2021 with the tour of South Africa for 3 ODIs and three T20Is after the Covid-19 pandemic had put a halt on the sport around the globe. They then performed a 50-over fixture towards Zimbabwe at Harare earlier than the tour needed to be reduce quick due to the service’s determination to halt its flight operations within the area.
The 2020-21 season additionally noticed the PCB set up Nationwide Triangular T20 Ladies’s Cricket Championship, a three-team competitors, performed at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi from 22 November until 1 December.
All-rounder Nida Dar, who’s the one batter to hit two half-centuries and is the second-highest run-getter within the three ODIs Pakistan performed towards South Africa, has been promoted to class B from C.
Fatima Sana, the recipient of the PCB Ladies’s Rising Cricketer of the 12 months Award final yr, has been bumped up from the rising record to class C of the central contracts. The 19-year-old emerged into an everyday characteristic in Pakistan’s ODI line-up and performed all three matches towards South Africa in Durban earlier within the yr.
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She had a powerful outing within the home T20 competitors because the right-arm pacer took 4 wickets in three matches at 21.25 run per dismissal and remained unbeaten in three innings as she amassed 95 runs along with her highest rating being 41 not out.
Kainat Imtiaz, who was the participant of the match for scoring 111 runs on the common of 111 in 4 innings and taking three wickets, has additionally been given a class C contract. The 29-year-old remained the highest run-getter in T20Is for Pakistan as she scored 79 runs at 26.33 and a strike price of over run-a-ball (101.28).
Left-arm orthodox Nashra Sandhu has additionally been handed a class C contract after she completed the season as Pakistan’s second-best ODI bowler with six scalps – behind Diana Baig’s 9 wickets in three innings – at a median of 16.66 and financial system price of three.44.
Javeria Khan, who captained Pakistan in Africa and can proceed main the nationwide facet within the three T20Is and 5 ODIs towards West Indies in Antigua, is retained within the high class. She is joined by Bismah Maroof, who’s on maternity go away as per the lately introduced PCB’s Parental Assist Coverage
All eight cricketers who acquired rising contracts final yr have been retained within the class. In the meantime, wicketkeeper Sidra Nawaz has been demoted to class C from B.