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Pakistani players playing English county in dilemma after PCB decision

August 5, 2018

Photo Courtesy: Wisden India

The contracts of Pakistani cricketers playing county cricket in England is in jeopardy as the central cricket board has decided to convene Quaid-e-Azam Trophy ahead of schedule.

The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, in which four-day games are contested, begins from September 26 every year but it will be played from September 1 this year.

Moreover, the 50-over domestic tournament will also be played side-by-side.

The clubs have stated that they will not issue new contracts to cricketers who leave halfway through the season.

The English clubs are paying Rs0.8 to Rs1.4 million to Pakistani players for playing in county cricket.

Around 150 Pakistani cricketers including Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan Jnr., Awais Zia, Fawad Alam are playing county cricket in England.


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