PCB to offer Fawad, Hassan contracts in higher categories

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Islamabad

Following their stellar performances in the first Test match against Zimbabwe in Harare, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will offer central contracts in higher categories to cricketers Hassan Ali and Fawad Alam, a report said on Sunday.

Th report said veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will once again be offered a central contract after his last year’s refusal to accept a contract C category award.

Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi are likely to remain in category A, while Fawad Alam is likely to get promoted and Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali and Usman Qadir will also get central contracts.

Asad Shafiq, Shan Masood, Usman Shinwari and Yasir Shah are likely to be demoted. Fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain may be promoted to C category, while Fakhar Zaman may be promoted to B category.

The names of Muhammad Nawaz, Imran Butt, Nauman Ali and Zahid Mahmood are also under consideration for the central contract.—Agencies