Veteran Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has turned down a monthly contract which was offered to him by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after his impressive performances with the bat in the T20I series against England. Hafeez was offered a contract which would see him earn over PKR 1,00,000 per month, as per a report in The News.
However, the senior cricketer turned down the offer. Hafeez’s spot in the Pakistan national side has been questioned by several experts and former cricketers. However, the 39-year-old shut his critics in style on the team’s recently-concluded tour to England where he scored blistering half-centuries in both T20Is as Pakistan drew the series 1-1.
As per Pakistani journalist, Saj Sadiq, Hafeez wants PCB to offer the contract to a young cricketer instead of him. Turning down the monthly contract means Hafeez will be given a retainer contract and will not get a monthly salary. He will be paid match fee and daily allowance based on his participation.
Hafeez is one of the senior-most players in the Pakistan limited-overs squad at present.