LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Sunday announced financial support for first-class cricketers and other stakeholders, who are facing hardships in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown with no local cricket activity, says a press release.
Along with the first-class cricketers, the support will also be extended to the match officials, scorers and ground staff. For the purpose, the PCB has set aside funds from its current fiscal year for these challenging times.
With limited available fund and to ensure that only deserving candidates could get financial backing, the PCB has introduced eligibility criteria for this purpose.
The first-class players who featured in 2018-19 season and have played at least 15 matches in the past five seasons from 2014-15 to 2018-19 will be eligible for the support.
Other eligible persons include match officials and scorers who have officiated in PCB-organised events over the past two seasons and the ground staff that had been employed by the now defunct regional/district cricket associations before January 1, 2013 (should have approximately eight years of service). Those falling in these categories should presently be unemployed.