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Mohammad Amir gets PCB’s category A contract, Umar Akmal left out

Mohammad Amir, who was in category B last year, has been promoted to category A following his heroics for Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy, while there was no place for Umar Akmal and Mohammad Irfan

cricket Updated: Jul 12, 2017 16:30 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
Associated Press
Mohammad Amir,Pakistan Cricket team,Pakistan Cricket Board
Mohammad Amir has been rewarded by PCB following his ICC Champions Trophy heroics.(AFP)

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir and four other players have been promoted by the Pakistan Cricket Board, which has awarded new contracts to 35 cricketers.

The one-year contracts are in four categories with players getting a raise of 10 per cent in their monthly retainers.

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Amir, who was in category B last year, has been promoted to category A. Batsman Babar Azam, fast bowler Hasan Ali and allrounder Imad Wasim have jumped to category B from C, while opening batsman Ahmed Shahzad has moved one step up to category C.

No place for Akmal, Irfan

Middle order batsman Umar Akmal and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan are noteable players axed from the list as the PCB awarded contracts to 15 new players, including left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman and young leg spinner Shadab Khan.

First Published: Jul 12, 2017 16:28 IST