Shan Masood was appointed as the Test captain after Babar Azam left the captaincy. Meanwhile, the PCB has decided to upgrade the category of Pakistan Test captain Shan Masood from D to B in the central contract list. In such a situation, there will be an increase in the salary of Shan Masood after becoming the new Test captain.
Shan Masood Promotion Aus vs Pak: Pakistan Cricket Board made a big announcement on 30 November. PCB has upgraded the central contract of Test captain Shan Masood. This decision was taken a few hours after the Pakistan Test team left for Australia. Pakistan has to play a three-match Test series against Australia, before which Shan Masood has got a big gift from PCB.
The new central contract was announced some time ago by the PCB, which offered a 3-year retainership deal to the players earlier this year. There were four categories of central contracts and in each of them players received a share of more than 100 percent of the increase from the International Cricket Council.
Meanwhile, the PCB has decided to upgrade the category of Pakistan Test captain Shan Masood from D to B in the central contract list. The decision has been taken in line with the board's policy that if a centrally contracted player below A or B categories is appointed captain, his contract will be terminated.
It is noteworthy that Shan Masood was appointed as the Test captain after Babar Azam left the captaincy. In such a situation, after PCB changed the category from D to B, Shan Masood said that for me, Pakistan has been a priority. Categories don't matter to me, being centrally contracted is a big honour. I am enjoying the opportunity and trying my best to move forward. It doesn't matter to me in which category I am placed.
Category A- Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi
Category B- Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Shan Masood.
Category C- Imad Wasim, Abdullah Shafiq
Category D- The names of Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ehsanullah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Sam Ayub, Salman Ali Aga, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tayyab Tahir, Usama Mir and Zaman Khan.