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PCB launches 'Parental Support Policy' For Cricketers During Pregnancy

By IANS News
May 04, 2021 • 20:38 PM View: 1024

"If a woman player is required to travel for cricketing activities, the PCB will support the player by allowing her to travel with a support person of her choice to assist in caring for her infant child, with the travel and accommodation costs to be shared equally," the PCB said.

"Male cricketers, who are expectant or new fathers, will also be entitled to 30 days of paid leave," the statement said.


PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said, "The PCB has a duty of care towards its cricketers. It is appropriate that we have a player-friendly parental support policy so that our professional cricketers can feel fully supported during an important stage in their lives, without worrying about their careers.

"Now that we have (a) maternity leave policy, I am hopeful that it will attract more women and girls to take up the sport," he added.

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