PCB reaches verbal agreement with Pakistan players over contract issues
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has settled on a verbal agreement with the national Pakistan cricket team players, who are currently in New Zealand, that they do not need to sign the 3 month central contract.
The board has assured, in form of words, the players that when they return in their own country, they will be issued a fresh 1 year contracts dated from 1st January, 2015 instead of a three-month central contract.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had to assure that the cricketers in Australia and New Zealand were contracted to them to cover matters of remuneration, discipline and other commercial stakes, it would probably matters special tour contracts now, the source reported.
The source also added that these tour contracts will assure the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has legal documents binding the players to certain clauses and vice versa,” the source added.
The fifteen men World Cup team and even those 18 who are not selected for the ICC World Cup, had declined to sign the 3 month central contracts offered by the Pakistan Cricket board when the squad left for New Zealand. The players had manifested concerns over some clauses and loss of payments in the 3 month contracts.
Manager Mr. Naved Akram Cheema asking them to sign this short contracts. He was quoted saying: “The players contention is simple, that when the board gave them 12-month contracts last year after a few months delay and in backdate they can do the same thing this year and there was no need for the three-month contracts.”.
The source said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to terminate this deadlock over signing of the deals as it was diverting concentration of the players’ preparations for the World Cup, so now the issue is solved after the verbal agreement between the two parties.
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