The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday launched a brand new parental help coverage underneath which each female and male gamers are entitled to paid leaves throughout being pregnant and upon the delivery of a kid.
Below the coverage, girls cricketers will rise up to a yr of paid go away and also will have the choice to switch to a non-playing position till graduation of their maternity go away main as much as the delivery of their baby.
“Ladies cricketers are additionally entitled to take as much as 12 months of paid maternity go away and might be assured a contract extension for the next yr, in keeping with their current contractual preparations,” PCB stated in a media launch.
“Upon conclusion of the maternity go away, the participant might be reintegrated into cricketing actions and supplied satisfactory medical and bodily help in respect of their post-childbirth rehabilitation,” it added.
If a lady participant is required to journey for cricketing actions, the PCB stated it’ll help the participant by permitting her to journey with a help individual of her selection to help in caring for her toddler baby, with the journey and lodging prices to be shared equally.
As a part of the paternity rights lined underneath the coverage, male gamers are allowed 30 days absolutely paid go away “which can must be taken inside 56 days of the delivery of their baby, as a part of the paternity rights lined underneath the coverage.”
PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated the board “has an obligation of care in the 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.