Pakistani cricketers face a big setback from PCB

Pakistani cricketers face a big setback from PCB

ISLAMABAD - * Pakistani cricketers playing county cricket in England face a big setback from PCB. *

*Their contracts are in jeopardy as the PCB 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.