Parental Leave for Cricketers PCB Announced
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announces the policy of Parental Leave for contracted cricketers. The policy includes 12-month fully paid of maternity leave and contract extensions guaranteed for the following years to al women cricketers.
🗨️ Now that we have a maternity leave policy, I am hopeful that it will attract more women and girls to take up the sport as this will help them strike the crucial work-life balance 💬https://t.co/KCpfyZHugz
— Women’s CricZone (@WomensCricZone) May 5, 2021
PCB CEO Wasim Khan Statements
” The PCB has a duty of care towards its cricketers and at every turn it has taken measures to support them. In this relation, 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.
“To have this policy for our women cricketers was even more significant. Women play a pivotal role in the development of a society and our women cricketers have brought us laurels and recognition at the world stage.
“Now that we have maternity leave policy, I am hopeful that it will attract more women and girls to take up the sport as this will help them strike the crucial work-life balance.” he said.
The landmark policy extends to both male and female cricketers and makes Pakistan one of only three countries to have such accommodating parental support policies.https://t.co/HuhdtHA3yn
— Cutacut (@CUTACUTOfficial) May 5, 2021
On addition to the new policy, women cricketers have also option to transfer in non-playing role until they have been physically fit for playing after giving birth. Hence, the maternity leave reintegrated into cricketing activities. They are eligible for medical and physical support in respect of their post-childbirth rehabilitation. In travelling for cricket activities, the policy offers the full support person and help her child to be taken care of.
Expected fathers will be entitled to 30 days of paid paternity leave.
PCB stated that “Under the newly introduced policy, women and men players have been granted various rights that they are respectively entitled to avail during the pregnancy and upon the birth of their child,”