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PCB Restores Sarfraz Nawaz’s Pension After 6 Years

PCB Resolves Unpaid Pension Issue


In a heartwarming development, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken a significant step to address the longstanding issue of former fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz’s unpaid ex gratia payments. Zaka Ashraf, head of the Management Committee, met with Sarfraz Nawaz to resolve the matter, marking a positive turn for the veteran cricketer.

The meeting, held at the National Cricket Academy and attended by former captains Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez, showcased the PCB’s commitment to its players’ welfare. Zaka Ashraf handed over a cheque to settle the unpaid payments, and the PCB assured Sarfraz Nawaz of continued support.

The ex gratia payments had been halted due to disciplinary proceedings initiated by the previous management over a violation of the Code of Conduct under the Players’ Welfare Policy.

With this resolution, Sarfraz Nawaz’s ex gratia payments will be resumed, marking a positive outcome for the legendary cricketer who dedicated his talent to the sport.

Zaka Ashraf emphasized the PCB’s dedication to its players’ well-being, expressing disappointment over past administrations using the board’s resources for personal matters. He affirmed that cricketers, both former and current, are valued assets to the PCB and deserve respect and support.

Sarfraz Nawaz, expressing gratitude, stated, “I am pleased that Mr. Zaka Ashraf has reinstated my pension. Given my health, I am particularly grateful for this step.”

Sarfraz Nawaz is remembered for his impactful contribution to Pakistani cricket, playing 55 Tests and 45 One-Day Internationals from 1969 to 1984. His remarkable bowling abilities earned him recognition, notably his exceptional 33-ball spell in Melbourne in 1979. His dedication and skills have left a lasting legacy in Pakistan’s cricket history.

This decision by the PCB not only honors the contributions of Sarfraz Nawaz but also highlights the organization’s commitment to its players’ well-being and welfare.

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