Veteran all-rounder was expected to earn roughly Rs.10 million from his agreement at LPL

Mohammad Hafeez has actually chosen representing Pakistan group over taking part in the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL), which is anticipated to hurt the all-rounder economically.

Hafeez was chosen by LPL franchise Colombo Kings to replace right-hand batsman Faf du Plessis, who will be not available as South Africa will be playing a home series against England. However the all-rounder will now miss the tournament after being named in the 35-member Pakistan squad for New Zealand tour.

According to sources, Hafeez was expected to make roughly Rs.10 million from his agreement at LPL. Hafeez requested the PCB to permit him to play some matches at LPL, after which he would sign up with the nationwide team in New Zealand. However, considering that it is needed for all immigrants to invest a particular duration of time in quarantine upon arrival in New Zealand, the board asked the all-rounder to select between the LPL and the national group. After which, the 40-year old withdrew his name from the Sri Lankan competition.

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It is intriguing to note that Hafeez is not a centrally contracted player of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). His match charge on the current England trip was equivalent to that of a player with a C classification central contract i.e. Rs.202,950.

Hafeez likewise needed to bypass a Rs.2,500,000 agreement with a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise for becoming part of the nationwide side during the previously mentioned England tour.