PCB announces financial support for unemployed women players
The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a three-month financial support package for the unemployed national women cricketers.
Under this scheme, 25 women cricketers will get benefits and receive a monthly stipend of twenty five thousand rupees each from August to October.
The decision to this effect was taken after analyzing the present economic challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which have also affected cricket activities.
In June, the PCB had announced a list of women’s contracted players, which included nine centrally contracted cricketers and as many emerging contracted players. These are 12-month contracts, which commenced on 1 July 2020.
The latest PCB decision means 43 women cricketers will now be supported by the PCB.