PCB CEO to donate PKR 1.5 million to players and officials
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim khan has announced to donate a total of PKR 1.5 million to aid the former players, match officials, scorers and ground staff who are going through financial Imbalance. He will donate the amount by segment in next three months.
“I have decided to personally make this donation to help those players, match officials, scorers and ground staff who are in dire need of financial assistance,” Wasim khan said.
The CEO has made the decision as a way of giving back to the game’s key stakeholders at a time when there was a greater interest.
“This small contribution is to support the Chairman’s Welfare Fund that is already in place and to show solidarity with him as we look to provide as much support to the players, match officials, scorers and ground staff facing hardships in these tough economic times.
“As head of the executive team, I also think it is appropriate that I take a personal lead with this and it’s a decision that feels absolutely right to me,” he said.
The CEO also came up with a decision to aid the underprivileged staffs reducing the extra expenses. “After past culture of all PCB staff receiving substantial annual incremental increases, we have made a decision to tighten our expenditure over the next 12 months and only award increases to staffers who earn PKR100,000 a month or less. This will commence from the new fiscal year, which starts on 1 July.”
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani has appreciated the decision taken by Wasim khan. He also heaped praise on Wasim Khan for his outstanding leadership quality. “I appreciate Wasim Khan’s gesture and commend him for leading by example. Wasim’s actions show that he is not only a good leader, but one who thinks and cares about the wellbeing of past and present players and other stakeholders,” Ehsan Mani said.
“Wasim has consistently shown his commitment to Pakistan cricket and this is another example of his contribution and leadership. I am sure that Wasim’s generosity will help cricketers in need in these difficult times,” he further added.