How Much Pakistan Cricket Players Get Paid?

Pakistan cricketers get paid a bumper package after their new contract came into effect in last 2023. With the new contract, every Pakistani cricketer now gets a fair share of their dues in the national team. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) settles all financial obligations relating to player salaries and welfare according to their categories in the national team.

Let’s check out the payment plan available for Men in Green cricketers and how much Pakistan cricket players get paid on average.

Salary Structure of Pakistan Cricket Team 2024

PlayersBase FeeODI FeeTest Fee T20I Fee 
Mohammad Rizwan1.25m PKR25,000 PKR50,000 PKR15,000 PKR
Babar Azam1.25m PKR25,000 PKR50,000 PKR15,000 PKR
Shaheen Afridi1.25m PKR25,000 PKR50,000 PKR15,000 PKR
Hasan Ali1.25m PKR25,000 PKR50,000 PKR15,000 PKR
Imran Butt300,500 PKR30,000 PKR
Usman Qadir300,500 PKR14,500 PKR30,000 PKR10,000 PKR
Abid Ali5,62,500 PKR17,500 PKR37,500 PKR
Nauman Ali5,62.500 PKR17,500 PKR37,500 PKR10,000 PKR
Shadab Khan9,37,500 PKR20,000 PKR40,000 PKR12,500 PKR
Fawad Khan9,37,500 PKR40,000 PKR12,500 PKR
Fakhar Zaman9,37,500 PKR20,000 PKR40,000 PKR12,500 PKR
Faheem Ashraf9,37,500 PKR20,000 PKR40,000 PKR12,500 PKR
Azhar Ali9,37,500 PKR40,000 PKR
Yasir Shah9.37.500 PKR20,000 PKR40,000 PKR
Shahnawaz Dahani30,500 PKR14,500 PKR30,000 PKR10,000 PKR
Yasir Shah9,37,500 PKR20,000 PKR40,000 PKR
Fawad Alam9,37,500 PKR40,000 PKR
Mohammad Nawaz5,62,500 PKR17,500 PKR37,500 PKR10,000 PKR
Haris Rauf5,62,500 PKR17,500 PKR37,500 PKR10,000 PKR
Imam-ul-Haq5,62,500 PKR17,500 PKR37,500 PKR10,000 PKR
Sarfaraz Ahmed5,62,500 PKR17,500 PKR37,500 PKR10,000 PKR

How Are Pakistan Cricketers Paid?

Pakistan cricketers receive their salaries based on the PCB’s Category schedule. Players are grouped into four different categories – A to D – and receive payments according to each placement.

Category A players like Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan receive up to 50% more per month than Category B cricketers. Category B cricketers receive more than C-category cricketers, with D players getting the lowest pay among others. In some cases, Pakistan players can receive bonuses for good performances in international competitions like the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup 2024.  

Do Pakistan Players Get the Same Salary for Test Cricket?

Pakistan players do not get the same salary for each appearance in a Test cricket game. Cricketers are entitled to within 37,500 and 50,000 PKR (Pakistan Rupees) for their participation in Test cricket. Payment grading usually sees Category A players like Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi higher up the Test cricket wage ladder than other players.

How Much Does the PCB Pay for ODIs?

Pakistan features in ODIs every year, with the Falcons set to take part in at least nine (9) ODI encounters throughout 2024. Each Pakistan cricketer will get between 14,500 and 25,000 PKR for being in the lineup against any opponent in an ODI. Again, Category A players get more per game than players in Categories B, C, and D.

How Much Do Pakistan Players Get for T20Is

Pakistan is set to continue their T20I encounters when they receive the West Indies from February to March. Each cricketer for the Men in Green will get between 10,000 and 15,000 PKR for their participation in any T20I game involving Pakistan this season.

Do Pakistan Players Get Undisclosed Fees?

Yes, at least four (4) Pakistani cricketers have not had their payment structure fully released after the new contract signing. Cricketers like Imran Butt, Fawad Khan, Azhar Ali, Yasir Shah, and Fawaz Alam – have some sections of their new contract appearing as undisclosed.

Pakistan Cricket Team Full Schedule 2024

Scheduled DateTour SeriesSeries DetailsVenue
14th December, 2023 – 7 January, 2024Pakistan Tour Australia 2023/24Three TestsAustralia
Jan-2024Pakistan Tour New Zealand 2024Five T20IsNew Zealand
February – March, 2024West Indies Tour Pakistan 2024Two Tests, Three T20IsPakistan
May-2024Pakistan Tour Netherlands 2024Three T20IsNetherlands
May-2024Pakistan Tour Ireland 2024Three T20IsIreland
May-2024Pakistan Tour England 2024Four T20Is England
Jun-2024ICC Twenty20 (T20) World Cup 2024 West Indies and USA
 August – September, 2024Bangladesh Tour Pakistan 2024Two Tests Pakistan
Oct-2024England Tour Pakistan 2024Three TestsPakistan
Nov-2024Pakistan Tour Australia 2024Three ODI, Three T20IsAustralia
November – December, 2024Pakistan Tour Zimbabwe 2024Three ODI, Three T20IsZimbabwe
December 2024 – January, 2025Pakistan Tour South Africa 2024/25Two Tests, Three ODI, T20IsSouth Africa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *