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Akmal gets Category A contract

2011-03-09 17:12

Islamabad - The Pakistan Cricket Board has awarded struggling wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal the highest category in player contracts.

Akmal is among seven players named in category A along with ODI and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi, Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul and Shoaib Akhtar.

PCB said in a statement that contracts run until the end of June.

Each of the contracted players will be given a monthly salary of 250,000 rupees ($2,950).

Akmal's wicketkeeping has already cost Pakistan dearly in the World Cup. He dropped New Zealand's Ross Taylor on 0 and 4 before the Kiwi batsman went on to hammer a career-best 131 on Tuesday.

Pakistan lost the game by 110 runs - barely avoiding their worst ever defeat in the World Cup.

AP

Comments
  • ksetshotlho - 2011-03-09 17:57

    monthly salary?. they surely mean $2 950 per minute, if not... well i dont know. they got to be kidding, and they expect these guys to keep on the straight and narrow.

  • Pieter - 2011-03-09 22:08

    I heard the pakistani guys get very low salaries.. the captain was getting that too. no wonder they bowl a few no balls for US 15 000.. gets more for bowling a no ball than he will in a ten year career..

      Pieter - 2011-03-09 22:09

      sorry heard they got 150 000 for bowling the no balls.. its a no brainer..

      ksetshotlho - 2011-03-09 22:49

      thats not a low salary, thats an insult. now i understand why they bowled those no-balls. patriotism my black hair, how about the pcb also show some loyalty.

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