Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has announced to donate a total of PKR1.5million over the next three months, ARY Sports reported.
The 49-year-old will personally donate to support former players, match officials, scorers, and ground staff who are struggling through financial hardships during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“I have decided to personally make this donation to help those players, match officials, scorers, and ground staff who are in dire need of financial assistance,” Wasim said in a press release.
“This small contribution is to support the Chairman’s Welfare Fund that is already in place and to show solidarity with him as we look to provide as much support to the players, match officials, scorers, and ground staff facing hardships in these tough economic times,” he added.
He also announced that PCB has made a decision to tighten its expenditure over the next 12 months and only award increments to employees who earn PKR100,000 a month or less. This will commence from the new fiscal year, which starts on 1 July.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani appreciated Wasim’s gesture and commend him for leading by example.
“Wasim’s actions show that he is not only a good leader but one who thinks and cares about the wellbeing of past and present players and other stakeholders,” Mani said.
“Wasim has consistently shown his commitment to Pakistan cricket and this is another example of his contribution and leadership. I am sure that Wasim’s generosity will help cricketers in need in these difficult times,” he added.