$1 500 for top franchise performers

HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket top franchise performers are set to gross up to $1500 per month the Daily News has learnt.

According to the recommendations made by the Player Contracts and Performance Appraisal Committee (PCPAC) at least 40 players are set to get franchise contracts.

The contracts would be spread equally among the remaining four franchise sides, Mashonaland Eagles, Mountaineers, Mid West Rhinos and Matebeleland Tuskers following the dissolving of Southern Rocks recently.

The PCPAC as of July constituted of the convenor of selectors, Givemore Makoni, head coach (Andy Waller during the time of recommendations), chairman of Cricket Committee, Fred Kapuya, general manager cricket operations, Trevor Mutangadura, manager human resources, Takudzwa Rafemoyo and a ZC board representative.

The franchise contracts would be graded as A, B and C earning higher in their respective order.

“Franchise Grade C Franchise entry level should be the Rookie Contract. If picked to play Pro 50/T20USD $250,00 to USD$300,00 with those that are picked to play first class earning more,” reads the document.

“Franchise Grade B This contract is performance related and will be issued to players who have shown serious improvement and are beginning to be consistent in their performance USD $500 to USD$800.

“Franchise Grade A This contract is also performance related and is issued to top performers at franchise levelUSD$900 to USD$1500.”

The committee lead by Sylvester Matshaka as its chairman also recommended earn as you play contracts with players under this category earning per match.

“Earn as you play Contracts. These are players who for other commitments cannot be contracted all season but have genuine high profile match winning statsT20 or Pro 50 USD$100 to USD$150 per match.”

The Daily News last week revealed the salaries earned by the national team players.

Three players – Test captain Brendan Taylor, his deputy Hamilton Masakadza and ex-skipper Prosper Utseya are the highest earners on $ 6 000 salaries in grade A.

Grade D is the lowest paying grade for players on central contracts earning $2000.

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