Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that it has paid its 161 stakeholders a total of Rs1.95 million. The stakeholders include first-class cricketers, match officials, ground staff, and scorers to help during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to PCB’s press release, it states that it has paid Rs 25,000 to 16 first-class cricketers each – making Rs400,000 as a whole. In addition, it has paid Rs15,000 each for 21 match officials, totaling Rs315,000. Around 124 ground staff and scorers received Rs10,000 each, for a total of Rs1.24 million.
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While expressing his gratification, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said,
“It was important for PCB to continue to lead through its actions at this difficult time. Most of the people who have benefitted from this initiative are the ones who were previously associated with the cricket board and as a responsible organization we strongly believe that it was binding on us to provide whatever assistance we could. While these payments may be a token of support, we have attempted to reach as many as possible to minimize the financial blow in these difficult and unprecedented times.”
Bef0re that, PCB had contributed over PKR10 million in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Fund in collaboration with the centrally contracted cricketers.
The board also offered to turn Karachi’s Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre into a sanctuary for the paramedic staff at Expo Centre’s improvised hospital. Separately, last week, PCB Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer contributed to Chairman’s Welfare Fund.