PCB Awarded Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam with the promotion of contract upgrade
PCB Test Cricketer of the year 2020, Mohammad Rizwan, has been promoted to Category A of the PCB’s Central Contract List 2020-21 following stellar performances across all formats in the ongoing season.
28-year-old has now joined Pakistan captain Babar Azam, former captain Azhar Ali, and fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Mohammad Rizwan is Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in Tests with 529 runs in seven matches at an average of 52.90, while he is overall the third leading run-scorer in T20Is with 325 runs at an average of 65 and strike-rate of just under 139.
Behind the wickets, Rizwan has accounted for 16 batsmen in Tests, three in ODIs and eight in T20Is in the season during which Pakistan played international cricket against England, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and South Africa.
Fawad Alam scored centuries against New Zealand and South Africa and has now aggregated 320 runs in 11 innings of six Tests.
His 102 against New Zealand in the Boxing Day Test earned him the PCB Individual Performance of 2020 award.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “I want to congratulate Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam for earning well-deserved and well-earned promotions. This is a reward for their hard work and high-quality performances during the difficult and challenging bio-secure environments that tested their determination, resolve, commitment, mental toughness, and physical fitness to the limits.
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PCB Men’s Central Contract List for 2020-21:
Category A – Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi
Category B – Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Abbas, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah
Category C – Fakhar Zaman, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Naseem Shah and Usman Shinwari
Emerging Players’ Category – Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Hasnain