Shaheen Shah Afridi: Paid to Stay Away?

Sumant Mandal
3 weeks ago

Here’s why: Afridi, though not playing in this year’s edition of The Hundred, England’s innovative 100-ball tournament, will still receive a portion of his contract fee from his team, Welsh Fire. Confused? Let’s unpack this.

Shaheen Shah Afridi gets Big Bucks

Afridi was a star performer for Welsh Fire in the 2023 edition, picking up crucial wickets in his six matches.

Impressed by his fiery pace and accuracy, the team management decided to retain him for the 2024 season at a whopping £100,000 – making him one of the highest-paid players in the tournament.

But, in a surprising turn of events, Afridi opted out of The Hundred 2024!

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So, Where’s Shaheen Shah Afridi the Controversy?

Here’s the twist: despite pulling out of the tournament, Afridi will receive £5,000 from Welsh Fire.

This is because of a specific clause in The Hundred’s contracts that allocates a portion of the fee for player image rights, irrespective of participation.

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Shaheen Shah Afridi: Paid to Stay Away?

While £5,000 might seem like a consolation prize compared to the full contract, it has sparked discussions about player commitments and the financial dynamics of modern cricket leagues.

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Clash of Shaheen Shah Afridi Schedules or Change of Plans?

Reports suggest Afridi might be participating in the Global T20 Canada league instead, which coincides with The Hundred’s schedule. The shorter duration of the Canadian league could be a factor, allowing Afridi more time for rest and recovery. However, there’s no official confirmation about his participation in the Canadian league yet.

What Do You Think?

This situation raises an interesting question: Should players be obligated to fulfill their contracts even if they choose to play in other leagues? Is the image rights clause fair in such cases?

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