IPL 2021: Pakistan Cricket Board announces big gift for female cricketers, announces 12 months maternity leave

Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday announced a parental support policy to support its cricketers. Under this scheme, women cricketers get 12 months pad pad and 30 days leave to become fathers. All players will be able to take advantage of this project immediately. Under this policy, the contract will be extended to women cricketers by 12 months of cricket next year.

Female cricketers will again be involved in cricket activities after maternity leave. The board will be provided with adequate medical and physical assistance. After becoming a mother, when the female cricketer has to travel for cricket, the PCB sends a cricketer’s choice of companion to help care for the child. The board will bear the costs of this fellow’s travel and living expenses, which are divided equally.

Regarding the new policy, PCB CEO Wasim Khan said it was the duty of the PCB to look after its cricketers and steps were taken to assist them at every turn. Under this, we need to bring in a support policy for the players so that we can fully support our professional cricketers. They don’t have to worry about their careers at a significant point in life. This policy is very important for our women cricketers. Women play an important role in the development of society and our women cricketers have given us recognition in front of the world. We now have a maternity leave policy, so I hope more women and girls come to the games.

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Notably, Bisma Marouf had taken an indefinite break from cricket to become a mother. She will also take advantage of this policy and become the first woman cricketer to take advantage of PCB’s Parent Support Policy. The current central contract for 2020-21 is valid for a further two months. But under this policy, Bisma Marouf would benefit.