‘PCB is not thinking of pay cuts, downsizing’ Ehsan Mani


Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will make sure to take care of their players and staff amid nationwide lockdown situation, chairman Ehsan Mani said on Tuesday. 

“PCB assures to take care of its players and staff in testing times. PCB will make sure to stand behind all its stakeholders. Without them, PCB can’t progress,” he said in a video.

Mani stressed that they are not thinking of unusual pay cuts and downsizing. “We don’t have any plans to do unusual pay cuts and downsizing. On the other hand, contracts related to players and staff might be shuffled on the directives of selectors or concerned department,” he added.

Moreover, Mani said that PCB is not relying on the resumption of bilateral series against India. “We cannot rely on cricket resuming against India. They are unreliable because they have promised to play against Pakistan a couple of times but in the end, they pulled out. So, they are not in our thinking for now,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Mani disclosed that media rights’ contract for bilateral series is about to expire and now the biggest challenge for PCB is to do marketing for it. “It is a challenge for the PCB to market the media rights for the upcoming tours until 2023. Pakistan is scheduled to play against some top teams such as England, New Zealand, and Australia,” he concluded.

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