Durban: South Africa's all-rounder Shaun Pollock, batsman Ashwell Prince and pacer Andre Nel have had their contracts upgraded because of their outstanding performances in the recent series against India and in the first Test against Pakistan.

``Shaun, Ashwell and Andre have played pivotal roles in the success of the Proteas this season. Cricket South Africa has consequently decided to upgrade their contracts mid-season as a reward for their hard work, commitment to the team effort and outstanding performances on the field,'' CSA Chief Executive Gerald Majola said.

Pollock moves from `A' to `A+', with Prince and Nel going from `C' to `B' contracts. PTI

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