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According to sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have agreed to give the players a 12-month contract when they return home from the World Cup.
The move comes after the national team refused to sign an extended three-month contract.
Even though team manager Naved Akram Cheema requested the players to sign the three-month contract, the national team stood their ground and asked spinner Saeed Ajmal to speak to the PCB in order to find a way to resolve the issue.
“Instead of a three-month central contract, the board has verbally assured the players that when they return home, they will be issued fresh 12-month contracts backdated from January 1, 2015,” one source said. “These tour contracts will ensure the board has legal documents binding the players to certain clauses and vice-versa.
“The players contention is simple that when the board gave them 12-month contracts last year after a few months delay and in backdate they can do the same thing this year and there was no need for the three-month contracts.”
Another source added: “The board decided to end this deadlock over signing of the contracts as it was clearly distracting the players’ preparations for the World Cup, so now the matter is sorted out after the verbal agreement between the two parties