Pakistan’s all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is the highest paid cricketer of 2015-16 in the country. Currently, facing a bowling ban due to his suspected action. However, he is undergoing tests at Loughborough before the third Test between England Vs Pakistan. According to documents sent by the PCB to the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination for the financial year 2015-16, Hafeez earned Rs. 39 million as income from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
In the last fiscal year, PCB paid 46 cricketers approximately 550 million rupees in salaries and rewards. Hafeez placed in the A category for all the formats has performed poorly on the ground compared to the payment he received from the cricket board in the last fiscal year.
Players playing in all the three formats have earned a higher salary. While wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed made Rs. 33 million, all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who plays for Pakistan in T20 cricket, made 18 million and one-day skipper Azhar Ali earned 30 million rupees.
Others that earned the most were Younis Khan at 24 million, Misbah-ul-Haq at 24 million, Ahmed Shehzad at 28 million, Wahab Riaz at 29 million and Shoaib Malik at 26 million. Also, Asad Shafiq made 20 million, Rahat Ali made 17 million, Mohammad Irfan made 15 million and Umar Akmal made 18 million. The national players that were at the bottom earned Junaid Khan 13 million, Zulfiqar Babar 11 million, Anwar Ali 12 million and Muhamamd Rizwan 14 million.