"The contracts will be announced in June because we first want to see which players meet up to the fitness benchmarks set by the coaches in the camp," one source in the board said.
He said that PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi had also given his consent to the team management to not show any relaxation on fitness issues.
"Only players who meet the fitness standards set out by the camp commandant, Muhammad Akram with the help of the PCB medical panel will get contracts," the source said.
The Pakistan team will be supervised by a new management and support staff for their coming international commitments starting with a tour to Sri Lanka in July after the board announced that former captain, Waqar Younis will be head coach while Moin Khan has been named chief selector and manager.
The board is set to also announce the new batting coach, fielding coach and bowling consultant and fitness trainers and doctors this week to complete the team management.
The source said although the contracts were already late by around five months but they would be given out back dated with the raises.
"The pay hikes in the contracts and match fees will be between 20 to 30 percent and the board has also decided to not abolish the system of cash awards for peak individual performances this year," the source stated.
Pakistani players earn between 350,000 to 200,000 rupees as monthly salaries in their contracts in three categories while match fees are given separately. Test match fees for the category A players is 440,000 and for those in B category 385,000 and the C category players get 325,000.


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