Never a match winner, Hafeez aka ‘Professor’ angered after demoting from Category ‘A’ to Category ‘B’


Senior player Muhammad Hafeez who was demoted to Category B under the new central contract, is mulling not signing the new contract, sources informed Geo News.

According to sources close to the cricketer, Hafeez expressed strong reservations over the new contract which demoted him to the second tier category adding that he might not sign the contract.

Hafeez who did not feature in any of Pakistan’s five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe despite being part of a much-rotated squad was featured in Category B alongside Faheem Ashraf, Asad Shafiq, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan.

On Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had announced new central contracts for the upcoming year 2018-19.

A total number of thirty-three players comprising five categories were included in the central contract.

Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Aamir, Yasir Shah and Babar Azam were included in Category A.

While players Imad Waseem, Muhammad Abbas, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail, Imamul Haq, Muhammad Nawaz, Usman Khan Shinwari and Shan Masood were given Category C.

Moreover, cricketer, Ahmed Shehzad failed to score a central contract.

The PCB also announced 25 per cent to 30 per cent increase in the monthly remuneration for each of its categories and also raised its players match fees by 20 per cent across all categories.


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