The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday launched a brand new parental support policy underneath which each female and male players are entitled to paid leaves throughout being pregnant and upon the beginning of a kid.
Under the policy, ladies cricketers will rise up to a yr 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.
“Women cricketers are also entitled to 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,” PCB mentioned in a media launch.
“Upon conclusion of the maternity leave, the player will be reintegrated into cricketing activities and provided adequate medical and physical support in respect of their post-childbirth rehabilitation,” it added.
If a girl participant is required to journey for cricketing actions, the PCB mentioned it can support the participant by permitting her to journey with a support 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 underneath the policy, male players are allowed 30 days totally paid depart “which will need to be taken within 56 days of the birth of their child, as part of the paternity rights covered under the policy.”
PCB CEO Wasim Khan mentioned the board “has a duty of care towards its cricketers and at every turn it has taken measures to support them.”
“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.”
“To have this policy for our women cricketers was even more significant. Women play a pivotal role in the development of a society and our women cricketers have brought us laurels and recognition at the world stage,” he added.