Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), in consideration of its duty of care policy, has made the announcement that it would be offering financial aid to the women cricketers. The cricket board has announced that it would be providing a 3-month financial support package for the unemployed national women cricketers.
The proposal was forwarded by the head of the women’s wing Urooj Mumtaz, which was later approved by the Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani.
Under the package, twenty-five women cricketers would be able to take benefit and would receive a monthly stipend of Rs.25,000 each starting from August to October.
The women cricketers would be chosen through proper selection criteria, which includes featuring in the national domestic season of 2019-20, no contract for the 2020-21 season, and are unemployed presently.
The decision of offering a 3-month financial support package to 25 women cricketers was taken after the current economic challenges were analyzed owing to the coronavirus pandemic, which has also affected the cricket activities.
In the month of June, PCB has announced a list of the women’s contracted players. In the list, there were 9 centrally contracted cricketers and some emerging contracted players. These contracts are for the duration of 12 months, which started on the 1st of July 2020.
As the most recent decision indicates that 43 women cricketers would now be provided support by the cricket board. In a similar kind of scheme to assist the affectees to fight against the present challenges, Pakistan Cricket Board in May offered one-time assistance to 161 stakeholders, which included the former men’s first-class cricketers, the curators, match officials, and scorers.