Pakistani Cricket Players Salary: Cricket is one of the most loving and high paying careers in the world. The popularity and craze of cricket is on peak in Pakistan and in the world in 2023. Cricket players earn huge amounts from cricket and even from popularity.
Pakistan cricket team is No 1 ODI team in the world according to ICC ranking at the time of writing this article. This team got so much popularity in the last few years. The Pakistan team have a world class batting and bowling talent.
From world no 1 batsman (Babar Azam) to world best pace attack, Haris, Naseem and shaheen, Pakistan team consist of players with exceptional skills. These players play an important role for the Pakistan team.
So these players deserve good pay, because they work hard for the nation and for the team. The Pakistan team got their salary from PCB as well as from ICC in international tournaments.
In this article we will discuss the Pakistani cricket players salary in 2023. We will discuss which players earn the most in the Pakistani team.
Increase In compensation
The contract of Pakistani cricketers expired on 30 June 2023. As of past contracts some players from Pakistani teams were not happy with their salary, they demanded Increase in their pay contract.
PCB chief “Zaka Ashraf” said: “Players are the main asset for the board, they deserve good pay so that they play with more dedication for the Pakistan team and nation”.
According to some reports PCB increased the players salary. According to the previous contract the red ball players received a monthly salary of 1 million pkr, while white ball players received 900,000 pkr monthly salary.
Their contract is divided into 5 categories, A, B, C, D and Emerging. Players get a salary according to their category.
The Central Contract for the Pakistani players is still in progress. If this contract got approval then the salaries of Players will be the highest salaries in Pakistan cricket history.
Category A Players and their Salary
The category A players In Pakistani team consist of top level players, and the players who play in both white ball and red ball cricket continually. There are three players in the Pakistan cricket team which got category A salary contracts. These players have been performing continuously for 3 to 4 years continually.
Category A Players are also maintain there positions in ICC ranking, These players and their salaries are:
- Babar Azam: Babar Azam needs no introduction, if you are a cricket fan and watching cricket in 2023 you definitely know the person Babar Azam. He is No 1 ODI batsman in the world for 900 days.
Babar Azam is included in the category A salary Contract of PCB. According to some resources the Salary of Babar Azam according to the new contract is 1.5million PKR which is equivalent to approx 5200 USD.
- Muhammad Rizwan: Muhammad Rizwan is no doubt one of the best batsman and wicket keeper in the world. He is currently no 2 T20 batsman in the world according to ICC rankings.
Muhammad Rizwan Got category A salary contract from PCB. His salary after this contract became almost 1.5 million PKR approx.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi: Does Shaheen need any introduction? He is currently in headlines everywhere after the brilliant performance in the Asia Cup 2023. He is In top 10 bowlers of ICC ODI and Test Rankings. Shaheen ranked as no 10th bowler in ICC ODI ranking and no 6th in ICC test rankings.
Because of his hardwork and his brilliant performance for 2 or 3 years, PCB offered a category A contract to Shaheen Afridi. Shaheen Shah Afridi is the youngest cricketer in Pakistan to receive Category A salary contract.
Category B Players and Their Salaries
PCB contracts include a total 33 players. They are divided into 3 categories. Their contracts and salary are different in Test, ODI and T20 formats. The players from the Pakistan team who are included in category B contract are given below.
- Azhar Ali
- Fakhar Zaman
- Shadab Khan
- Fawad Alam
- Hasan Ali
- Haris Rauf
The category B PCB players received pay of 0.75 million to 1 million PKR per month. These players are allowed to participate in 2 foreign leagues in a year.
Category C players and Their Salaries
The new central contract for the salaries of Pakistani players is not yet announced, so players still received their past contract salaries.
According to PCB central contract 2022-2023 the category C players are receiving the salary of 500k PKR to 700k. Following players are receiving category C contract:
- Nauman Ali
- Naseem Shah
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Abdullah Shafique
The category C players are allowed to participate in 2 or 3 foreign leagues annually.
Category D Players and Their Salaries
Category D includes the most players in all. These players mostly appeared in domestic cricket and are selected as reserves in the Pakistan team.
The Category D Pakistani Cricket Players Salary is 300k PKR to 350k PKR. The following players are receiving category D contracts.
- Shan Masood
- Abid Ali
- Saud Shakeel
- Sarfaraz Ahmed
- Khushdil Shah
- Usman Qadir
- Yasir Shah
- Zahid Mahmood
- Shahnawaz Dahani
- Mohammad Wasim Jr
Emerging Category Players and Their Salary
The emerging category in PCB contracts have the lowest monthly salary. The players who have emerging category contracts are receiving 100k PKR to 200k PKR. Only two players are receiving emerging category contract.
- Muhammad Haris
- Agha Salman
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Other PCB members Salaries
Pakistan cricket board include other members also, including bowling coach, head coach, batting coach, fielding coach, team selector and the PCB chairman.
Pakistan Bowling Coach and his Salary
The former South African fast bowler Marn Morkel was appointed as the bowling coach position for the Pakistani team in March 2023.
Salary of Bowling coach of the Pakistan team is not publicly disclosed, but according to estimates and some experts the salary of Pakistan’s bowling coach is between 500k PKR to 1 Million PKR.
Batting Coach of Pakistan team and His Salary
The former South African player Andrew Puttick is appointed as the batting coach of Pakistan in May 2023.
Andrew Puttick’s salary is also not publicly disclosed, but his estimated salary is the same as the bowling coach which is between 500k PKR to 1 Million PKR.
Head Coach of Pakistan team and his Salary
The former New Zealand cricketer, Grant Eric Bradburn was appointed to the head coach position in May 2023.
Bradburn’s salary is also not disclosed publicly, but the estimated salary according to past records is between 1 Million PKR to 3 Million PKR. The coaches in the Pakistani team are receiving that much salary which is almost the highest salary in Pakistan.
If you are good at cricket, then you can definitely choose this as a career. Keep working hard and polish your skills to get selected in the team. The salary for the cricket players in Pakistan is the premium salary. Pakistani Cricket Players Salary is still the lowest compared to India and other teams.
Frequently Asked Questions
The salary of Pakistani team captain King Babar Azam is 1.5 million PKR as of last contract. PCB central contract for 2023-2024 is not announced yet, but if this contract gets approval then the salary of Babar Azam will be 4.5 million PKR.
Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi get the highest salary in the Pakistan team. They get 1.5 million PKR salary.
According to an estimate PCB pays 1 million PKR to 3 million PKR to the coaches.