The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday launched a brand new parental help coverage beneath which each female and male gamers are entitled to paid leaves throughout being pregnant and upon the beginning of a kid.
Underneath the coverage, girls cricketers will rise up to a 12 months of paid depart and also will have the choice to switch to a non-playing position till graduation of their maternity depart main as much as the beginning of their little one.
“Ladies cricketers are additionally entitled to take as much as 12 months of paid maternity depart and will probably be assured a contract extension for the next 12 months, in step with their present contractual preparations,” PCB stated in a media launch.
“Upon conclusion of the maternity depart, the participant will probably be reintegrated into cricketing actions and supplied enough medical and bodily help in respect of their post-childbirth rehabilitation,” it added.
If a girl participant is required to journey for cricketing actions, the PCB stated it can help the participant by permitting her to journey with a help individual of her alternative to help in caring for her toddler little one, with the journey and lodging prices to be shared equally.
As a part of the paternity rights coated beneath the coverage, male gamers are allowed 30 days absolutely paid depart “which can should be taken inside 56 days of the beginning of their little one, as a part of the paternity rights coated beneath the coverage.”
PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated the board “has an obligation of care in direction of its cricketers and at each flip it has taken measures to help them.”
“On this relation, it’s applicable that we have now a player-friendly parental help coverage in order that our skilled cricketers can really feel absolutely supported throughout an essential stage of their lives, with out worrying about their careers.”
“To have this coverage for our girls cricketers was much more important. Ladies play a pivotal position within the improvement of a society and our girls cricketers have introduced us laurels and recognition on the world stage,” he added.