To gain PCB contracts, players need not quit departments

LAHORE: On Sunday the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) repeated that the domestic players are not obligatory to resign from their parent departments to gain contracts for the 2020-21 domestic season, which will begin from Sept 30 with the National T20 Cup.

On Sunday the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) repeated that the domestic players are not obligatory to resign from their parent departments to gain contracts for the 2020-21 domestic season, which will begin from Sept 30 with the National T20 Cup.

The cricket board said in a statement cleared all the misconceptions about that, “The PCB is neither asking the players to resign nor to cancel existing contracts with their departments if they are interested in securing player contracts for the 2020-21 domestic season.”

Cricket board also added, “All the PCB is asking from the employed and contracted cricketers, in accordance with applicable policies and SOPs, is for them to provide No Objective Certificates (NOC) from their departments so that they can be offered contracts for the 2020-21 domestic season. The issuance of such NOCs is part of the normal course of business; is not only a PCB requirement but that of the departments as well; and is, in fact, an established past practice.

“Once the relevant NOC has been issued by the player’s parent organisation and submitted to the PCB, the PCB will make payments in accordance with the terms of the contract it has executed with the player.”

An employed cricketer is eligible for the 2020-21 domestic contract and the PCB will have no objection if the player’s parent organisation also pays him during the term of the 2020-21 domestic player contract it was clearly explained in the PCB.

The PCB has additionally clarified that two kinds of agreements will be offered to the high-performing homegrown players.

“An employed cricketer can be offered 2020-21 domestic contract provided that the player has submitted the relevant NOC issued by his employer to the PCB in accordance with the rules and regulations applicable to such players. Whether or not the player will be paid by the employer is a matter between the two entities.”

The thread continues, “A maximum of 32 players in each Cricket Association will be offered domestic central contracts, while the remaining players will be offered a seasonal contract.

“Under the seasonal contract, a player will be bound by the same obligations as those prescribed under the domestic central contract but will not receive monthly retainer. Such players, however, will be eligible to receive match fee, daily allowances, other related benefits etc. wherever applicable.”

“Under the domestic contract, a player will be bound by the obligations of the domestic central contract and will receive a monthly retainer along with match fee, daily allowances, other related benefits etc. wherever applicable.

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