CRICKET Fiji (CF) is aiming to introduce a player contract system to quicken their development pace.
The contract system will also see cricket players in Fiji being paid for the first time.
Cricket Fiji chief executive officer Sonny Henderson said players and their contracts would be divided into tiers.
He said the system might start at the end of this year or at the start of next year.
"We will be introducing player contracts which will result in national players being paid," Henderson said.
"There are 14 player contracts offered each year in Tiers 1 to 4," he said.
"Each Tier will be based on performance in national teams, fitness, cricket community work and attendance at training sessions."
He said Tier 1 would be for players who were invited to play overseas, for example, Josefa Rika.
Tier 2 is based on performance in national teams with Tier 4 being players who are upcoming and knocking on the door of the national side.
Funding for the contracts will come from sponsorship and tight budgeting.
The player contracts are all about adding professionalism to cricket in Fiji and provide our national team with the best opportunity of wining tournaments in 2013 which will be the biggest year in history for cricket Fiji.
Henderson said other Pacific Island nations like Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea had already implemented the system and it was a matter of moving with the times.
"If cricket is to move forward in Fiji, the national team needs to be performing and winning tournaments so the best way to add professionalism and accountability and responsibility to players is through contracts."