Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) imposed penalties on Afridi, Umar Akmal, Abdul Rehman and Hasan Reza for failing to reach the levels of fitness required under their contracts.
"Yes we have started this process and in the initial stage Afridi, Akmal, Rehman and Reza Hasan will have 25 percent of their monthly salaries deducted as a penalty," the PCB's media manager, Agha Akbar, told "Reuters" news agency yesterday (September 23).
PCB has rewarded players who have improved their fitness. Among those who are getting hike in their salaries are Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
"In the first stage Shaan Masood and Umar Amin will get a 17.5 percent increase in their salaries for four months as an incentive, while national team captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Bilawal Bhutto and Ahmed Shehzad have also been given a 10 percent increase for working hard on their fitness," Akbar said.