The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced financial assistance for unemployed women cricketers. The Duty of Care Scheme will benefit 25 women cricketers for three months. The PCB has announced a three-month support package for women cricketers. The women’s wing proposal has been approved by PCB chairman Ehsan Mani.
Under the Duty of Care Scheme, women athletes will get a monthly stipend of Rs 25,000 from August to October. The PCB says it is giving stipends to players who do not have a contract or a job.
Chief Women’s Wing PCB Urooj Mumtaz said that 48 women cricketers participated in the last domestic season out of which 43 would be funded by the PCB.
He said that women cricketers have also been affected by the current situation due to Covid-19. Some cricketers are the sole breadwinners of their families. The purpose of providing financial assistance is to reassure the players that the PCB values them.
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