PCB launches parental help coverage permitting gamers to take leaves throughout being pregnant
Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday launched a brand new parental help coverage below which each female and male gamers are entitled to paid leaves throughout being pregnant and upon the beginning of a kid.
Beneath the coverage, girls cricketers will stand up to a 12 months of paid go away and also will have the choice to switch to a non-playing function till graduation of their maternity go away main as much as the beginning of their baby.
“Girls cricketers are additionally entitled to take as much as 12 months of paid maternity go away and shall be assured a contract extension for the next 12 months, according to their present contractual preparations,” PCB stated in a media launch.
PCB has introduced its parental go away coverage to help skilled cricketers’ by means of being pregnant, their return to play and parental tasks.
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“Upon conclusion of the maternity go away, the participant shall be reintegrated into cricketing actions and supplied ample medical and bodily help in respect of their post-childbirth rehabilitation,” it added.
If a girl participant is required to journey for cricketing actions, the PCB stated it is going to help the participant by permitting her to journey with a help individual of her selection to help in caring for her toddler baby, with the journey and lodging prices to be shared equally.
As a part of the paternity rights lined below the coverage, male gamers are allowed 30 days totally paid go away “which can must be taken inside 56 days of the beginning of their baby, as a part of the paternity rights lined below the coverage.”
PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated the board “has an obligation of care in the direction of its cricketers and at each flip it has taken measures to help them.”
“On this relation, it’s applicable that we’ve a player-friendly parental help coverage in order that our skilled cricketers can really feel totally supported throughout an essential stage of their lives, with out worrying about their careers.”
“To have this coverage for our girls cricketers was much more important. Girls play a pivotal function within the improvement of a society and our girls cricketers have introduced us laurels and recognition on the world stage,” he added.
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