PCB takes back the dismissal notices of 55 employees


Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has withdrawn its decision and has taken back the dismissal notices of 55 employes, ARY Sports reported.

“The PCB has withdrawn termination of service notices served to 55 staffers earlier this week,” PCB said in a statement.

PCB CEO Wasim Khan said that they have reviewed their decision and has decided to withdraw the termination notices

“The vast overstaffing that the current Board has inherited remains a long-term sustainability issue for the PCB. Making changes is about timing and, on reflection, the process and communication needed to be better,” he said.

“As a responsible organization, we have reviewed our decision and acted quickly to withdraw the notices,” he added.

According to a source from PCB, 22 employees were working on a regular basis and the term of 33 contract employees was ending on June 30.

“Contract employees’ contracts have been extended until October 31 and permanent employees will work as usual,” PCB.

Source added that the policy of dismissing additional and inactive staff will be implemented.

It must be noted that the PCB was severely criticized by former cricketers and cricket pundits for firing employees.

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