LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board launched on Tuesday its parental assist coverage for cricketers.
The concept is to “motivate and champion professional cricketers in their journey to parenthood,” says PCB.
In an in depth assertion, the PCB gave a breakdown of what the coverage is and the advantages it consists of.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan mentioned it’s acceptable to have a player-friendly parental assist coverage so skilled cricketers can really feel supported throughout an essential stage of their lives, with out worrying about their careers.
He mentioned PCB has a “duty of care” in the direction of its cricketers.
The PCB official hoped that the coverage will encourage extra participation by girls and ladies in cricket.
“To have this coverage for our girls cricketers was much more vital. Women play a pivotal function within the improvement of a society and our girls cricketers have introduced us laurels and recognition on the world stage,” Khan said.
Here is a breakdown of the policy:
- Women cricketers can transfer to a non-playing role until their maternity leave starts leading up to the time the baby is born.
- They can take up to 12 months of paid maternity leave and will be guaranteed a contract extension for the following year, in line with their existing contractual arrangements.
- After maternity leave, the player will be reintegrated into cricketing activities and provided adequate medical and physical support.
- PCB will allow a woman player to travel for tours 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.
- Men cricketers, who are expectant or new fathers, will be entitled to up to 30 days of fully paid leave, which will need to be taken within 56 days of the birth of their child.