The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced central contracts for domestic cricketers that included Mohammad Amir’s name but Amir turned down the offer. Explaining the reason behind the rejection of the offer, Aamir said that the board did not talk to me while announcing the contracts. Although Amir has been placed in Grade A.
Earlier in the day, the PCB had announced domestic contracts for 191 players who were offered enhanced packages for six senior men’s events of 157 matches from September 15 to March 30. Rameez Raja has increased the salaries of players as soon as he comes as PCB chairman.
The increased package means that 10 players of A+ grade will get 2.5 lakh Pakistani rupees every month. Apart from this, 40 players are in Grade A who will get Rs 1 lakh 85 thousand per month. 40 players are in grade B and they will be given Rs 1 lakh 75 thousand per month. It has been announced to give Rs 1 lakh 65 thousand for grade C and Rs 1 lakh 40 thousand for grade D. A total of 192 players’ contracts have been announced.
Amir has been placed in Category A of the contract, which the pacer rejected saying that the cricket board had not approached him before making the announcement.
Earlier, Mohammad Amir had announced his retirement, accusing him of harassment. He had leveled allegations against Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis. Misbah had called the allegations baseless. However, recently Amir had said that he is ready to return to the field.
According to a report, Amir has told the PCB that my contract should be given to a junior player. I am also not available for international cricket. On the other hand, Kamran Akmal has said that I had requested the PCB to give the contract on the basis of seniority.