Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that it will help and support first-class cricketers and other stakeholders facing hardships due to the COVID-19 lockdown, resulting in no local cricket activity.
PCB has set funds from its current fiscal year to support first-class cricketers along with match officials, scorers, and ground staff in these uncertain times.
Due to limited fund and to make sure that the deserving candidate are supported. PCB has set eligibility criteria.
- First-class cricketers who featured in the 2018-19 season and have played at least 15 first-class matches in the past five seasons from 2014-15 to 2018-19
- Match officials and scorers who have officiated in PCB-organised events over the past two seasons
- Ground staff that had been employed by the now defunct regional/district cricket associations before 1 January 2013 (should have approximately eight years of service)
“The PCB feels it has a duty of care towards its stakeholders and, as such, it is imperative that we stand by our people during the lockdown period and support them in the lead up to Eid Al-Fitr. It was the right time to support cricketers, match officials, scorers and grounds staff in this hour of need,” says PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani.
It must be noted that earlier contributed over PKR10million in the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Fund and had also converted its high-performance center in Karachi into a sanctuary for the paramedic staff.
PCB has given the process to apply for financial support through the Domestic Players Welfare Fund in their press release.