Parental Support Policy for Players-PCB

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Tuesday launched a new parental support policy. Both male and female players are entitled to paid leaves during pregnancy and upon the birth of a child.

Under the policy, women cricketers will get up to a year of paid leave. She will also have the option to transfer to a non-playing role until the commencement of their maternity leave leading up to the birth of their child.

“Women cricketers are also entitled to take up to 12 months of pay with men allowed 30 days. Maternity leave and will be guaranteed a contract extension for the following year. In line with their existing contractual arrangements,” PCB said in a media.

“The PCB has a duty of care towards its cricketers and, at every turn. It has taken measures to support them.” Wasim Khan, the PCB chief executive officer, said. “In this relation, it is appropriate that we have a player-friendly parental support policy. So that our professional cricketers can feel fully supported during an important stage in their lives, without worrying about their careers.

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If a woman player is required to travel for cricketing activities, the PCB said it will support the player by allowing her to travel with a support person of her choice to assist in caring for her infant child, with the travel and accommodation costs to be shared equally.

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