Press Trust of India KarachiAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 14:46 IST Shoaib Malik retired from one-day internationals after Pakistan’s World Cup campaign ended. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were exuded from PCB central contractsPCB has reduced number of centrally contracted players from 33 to 19 for the 2019-20Malik announced his retirement from ODI cricket while Hafeez retired from TestFormer captains Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were left out of the list of players awarded central contracts for the 2019-20 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday.Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, batsman Babar Azam and leg-spinner Yasir Shah were retained in category A.Test opener Azhar Ali and left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir, who recently announced his retirement from Test cricket, have been demoted in category B and C respectively.The board has also reduced the number of centrally contracted players from 33 to 19 for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test Championship Tests, three One Day Internationals and nine T20Is.”While finalising the list of central contracts, which will run from 1 August 2019 to 30 June 2020, players’ performances and fitness in the past 12 months and the formats they are likely to represent Pakistan in the upcoming season was taken into consideration,” PCB said in a media release.Despite Malik and Hafeez’s omission, the PCB maintained the two will be available for selection.”Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have not been offered contracts but they will remain available for selection.”Malik had announced his retirement from ODIs after the World Cup and will now only play T20 format while Hafeez has retired from Test cricket.”The PCB have set high standards and targets in its strategic plan for the upcoming season. We want to attach a high value to receiving a central contract.”We have complete faith and confidence that these players will set-up and produce on-field performances that will help us collectively achieve our objectives and targets,” PCB Managing Director, Wasim Khan said.advertisementCategory A (PKR 1.1m) : Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Yasir ShahCategory B (PKR 750,000) : Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab RiazCategory C (PKR 550,000): Abid Ali, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood and Usman ShinwariAlso Read | Waqar Younis slams senior Pakistan players for ‘lingering on in their careers’Also Read | Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir planning to settle down in the UKAlso See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Shoaib MalikFollow Sarfaraz Ahmed Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez dropped from PCB central contractsFormer Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik , who announced his retirement from ODI cricket after his side’s last match in the World Cup 2019, did not find a place in the PCB central contracts.advertisement
The regional arm of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is helping the authorities in Suriname reduce the health risks associated with the torrential rainfall and flooding this month that have displaced up to 20,000 people and left large areas of the country under water.The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said it mobilized experts from its emergency and disaster program to assist in health needs assessment and resource mobilization. These experts are helping reduce flood-associated health risks, especially malaria and diarrhoea, and, potentially, leptospirosis and typhoid fever.In this context, PAHO has ordered water purification tablets to ensure that each family in the affected areas will be adequately supplied with clean drinking water. “It’s a simple measure that will help in preventing cases of diarrhoea among the displaced people,” PAHO Representative Stephen Simon noted.As the floodwaters rose, residents evacuated 157 villages, abandoning thatched-roof homes and their livelihoods.With an eye on future threats to the country’s water and sanitation, PAHO brought in an international expert in sanitary engineering who has carried out an initial assessment and made recommendations for improvement.It also helped Suriname’s National Centre for Disaster Control set up a crisis centre by giving support on logistics, finance, administration, information technology and communications. Experts from PAHO’s computerized humanitarian supply management system have been assisting the national response centre and training local staff to use the system.