PCB to increase match fees of women cricketers

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to increase the match fees and the daily allowance of women cricketers in a bid to encourage more girls towards the game, the chief selector of the women cricket team, Urooj Mumtaz, revealed on Saturday.

The board is keen towards establishing a strong circuit for women cricketers where all the players get proper facilities. The players will now travel in business class and get high-class accommodation.

“The board wants women cricket growing hence they are investing a lot for its improvement,” he said.

The former cricketer said that the PCB has expanded the team’s coaching staff and brought women cricketers at the helm of women cricket which is a good sign towards the betterment of the game.

“I think the PCB is clear on women cricket’s matters and it will help us bring change in the entire system,” she said.

Urooj, who is a part of PCB’s cricket committee, revealed that the PCB is considering to increase the central contracts for the players. “We are in talks with the board to increase central contracts and if this gets approved then more women players will be encouraged towards the game,” said Urooj.

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