Pakistan Cricket Board, in its central contracts has introduced clauses for tough sanctions for the players showing indiscipline and found involved in activities like match-fixing, betting or ball tampering.
According to the details obtained by PTI, the players have been given time till April 5 to sign their new contracts.
Any player who does not sign the contract will be eligible to play for Pakistan but will receive match fees and other bonus reserved for the 'C' category players and will also not be entitled to monthly salary.
Well informed sources told PTI that the Board has included the tough clauses in the contracts that were recently offered to the players 18 players, plus stipends to 19 other players.
"Under the clauses if a player is found involved in match-fixing, betting or ball tampering he will be fined between Rs 0.5 million to 2 million and face ban of maximum five matches," one source said.
"But if a player appears in a league or match that is not recognised by the Board or in any match without the permission of the Board he can face a fine of up to Rs 5 million and could be banned from one to five years," the source added.