The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has decided to extend the central contracts of seventeen players from January 1 through June 30. The previous central contracts, which were for six months, ended at the conclusion of the calendar year.
This move by the PBCC is being applauded as a step in the right direction for giving Pakistan’s blind cricket players more financial stability and respect.
Two players, Badar Munir and Mati Ullah, have been assigned to the A category under the contract’s conditions and will each get a monthly honorarium of Rs. 20,000.
Four athletes who competed in the B category—Nisar Ali, Moin Aslam, Mohsen Khan, and Faisal Mehmood—will receive a monthly honorarium of Rs. 17,000 for their efforts.
As many as eleven cricketers have been assigned to the C category and would receive a monthly honorarium of Rs. 15,000, according to the further information.
Prior to this, the central contracts for categories A, B, and C were each worth Rs. 17,500, Rs. 14,500, and Rs. 12,500.
The choice to provide blind cricketers better central contracts has received praise from many athletes, officials, and fans of the game. The action is anticipated to inspire more young people to take up cricket and strive to represent the nation at the international level.
A top official remarked that PBCC would continue to work towards giving blind cricket players greater facilities and opportunity.