PCB awards 'C' category contract to pacer Aamir

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Lahore, July 2 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has awarded a 'C' category contract to rookie fast bowler Mohammad Aamir.

Aamir will get a monthly salary of 100,000 rupees after signing the contract, The Dawn reports.

It may be noted that the PCB had awarded mid-term central contracts to all rounder Abdul Razzaq and middle order batsman Mohammed Yousuf, both of whom had terminated their respective contracts with the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) earlier, but ignored 17-year old Aamir, even after his brilliant show in the ICC World T20 Championship.

The PCB's decision to offer Yousuf a central contract, when he had not played any domestic or international cricket for the last eight months, and sidelining Aamir, even after his stupendous show in the Twenty20 World Cup, had irked several former cricketers and raised questions over the board's criteria of giving central contacts to players. (ANI)

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