Shan Masood promoted in PCB’s central contract list

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (DNA):The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has upgraded Pakistan Test captain Shan Masood's category in the central contract list from D to B.

The decision has been made in line with the board’s policy that if a centrally contracted player below A or B categories is appointed captain, their contract would be upgraded to category B for the tenure of their captaincy, said a press release.

The 34-year-old Shan was named Test captain on November 15, until the conclusion of the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle. The left-handed batter has featured in 30 Tests, amassing 1,597 runs and will lead Pakistan in his first assignment as captain in the upcoming three-match series against Australia, commencing from December 14.

Full schedule: 1st Test– Perth, December 14-18; 2nd Test– Melbourne, December 26-30; 3rd Test– Sydney, January 3-7, 2024.