PCB Announced Pakistan Women’s Central Contract for 2022-23

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Pakistan Women's Central Contract for 2022-23
Pakistan Women's Central Contract for 2022-23

Following the announcement of the Pakistan Men’s Central Contract, PCB released the central contract list for the women’s cricket team.

Pakistan Women’s Central Contract for 2022-23

The Pakistan Cricket Board have handed a maiden central contract to the 21-year-old legspinner Tuba Hassan for the 2022-23 season.

Hassan who made her debut in the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka has bagged 3 for 8 and laid a strong foundation for her career. Tuba Hassan picked up five scalps in the series and went on to be named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for May 2022.

Speaking on this, Tuba Hassan said: “I am absolutely thrilled and excited at being given the prestigious central contract for the first time. Hard work has slowly started to pay off, but this is just the beginning. My focus remains on producing strong performances and contributing in my team’s success, rest I am sure will take care of itself as we have seen in this case”. 

Apart from Tuba Hassan, Gul Feroza who also made her debut in the Sri Lanka series, and Sadaf Shamas, who was a part of the squad, have also been handed their maiden central contract.

Notably, the PCB have made a 15 percent increment in the retainers across all four categories.

Women’s Central Contracts 2022-23

  • Category A – Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, and Nida Dar
  • Category B – Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Nashra Sandhu, and Omaima Sohail
  • Category C – Ayesha Naseem, Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan, Sidra Amin, and Sidra Nawaz
  • Category D – Ghulam Fatima, Gul Feroza, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Sadia Iqbal, Sadaf Shamas and Tuba Hassan

Chair of Women’s Selection Committee Asmavia Iqbal said: “Eight players receiving enhanced contracts and three players being offered contracts for the first time is an indicator that we are heading in the right direction, though we still have a long road ahead to narrow the gap with the leading sides”.

“We have made progress in the 2021-22 season and I am sure with the amount of cricket that lies ahead, we will emerge as an improved side at the end of the season”, she added.