Following the 69th Board of Governors (BoG) meeting massive changes have been made as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to allocate Rs. 15 billion for the fiscal year 2022-23.
At least 78% of the allocated budget is going to be spent on cricket-related activities and some funds from the budget have also been allocated for Asia Cup 2023 and the Champions Trophy 2025. It was also decided in the meeting that the infrastructure and upgrading of the stadiums that has been pending was discussed.
Details of the Decisions made in the 69th Meeting of BoG
Plenty of decisions were made in the meeting to motivate and encourage the high-performing influential cricketers. The board made these changes to make sure the gap in salaries of the national players as compared to the players of the other countries must need to be narrowed to a consensus. For this purpose significant changes were made by the board. The changes includes a separate central contract for red-ball and white-ball cricket was taken under consideration and have been approved.
There is good news for women cricketers as well in the conclusion of the meeting. It was decided that there will be a 15% increase in the salaries of women cricketers. And it was approved in the meeting by the majority. Not just that central pool to be raised to 25 players for women’s cricket. Increase in men’s centrally contracted players from 20 to 33. A further category ‘D’ for the central contracts will be introduced. Introduction of a special grant for the captains.
The Board of Governors also approved the creation of the charitable trust named Pakistan Cricket Foundation. The foundation will be part of the PCB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The board decided that the amount allocated for the establishment of the Pakistan Cricket Foundation would be Rs. 100 million.
The main purpose of the foundation will be to take care of the retired cricketers, ground staff, scorers, and match officials. The PCB chairman Ramiz Raja has also decided to raise the pensions of the former Test cricketers, under the PCB Player’s Welfare Policy.
The PCB Chairman also hinted about the Pakistan Junior League (JPL) that will take place in Lahore in October.
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