29 Mar

The Pakistan Cricket Board has joined other cricket bodies in fighting the COVID-19 by making contributions to the government’s emergency fund. The centrally contracted players will collectively donate PKR5million (US$30,000) to the fund and PCB staff up to the rank of Senior Managers will donate one day’s salary, while the General Managers and above will donate two days’ salary. Furthermore, the PCB, as an institution, will match the contribution of its staff to the government fund. PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said: “The Pakistan Cricket Board has always stood with the people of Pakistan in desperate times. This is one of the gravest, most challenging and unprecedented times, which our local and federal governments and health workers are having to face with. The PCB on a request from the Sindh Government, has also agreed to convert its Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre as a temporary living area for paramedic staff working at the makeshift hospital at Expo Centre, Karachi. PCB Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer said: “As a small token of our appreciation and acknowledgement to these unsung heroes and as part of our duty of care, the PCB is pleased to offer its state-of-the-art Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre as a temporary lodging and boarding for the paramedic staff working at Expo Centre hospital so that they can serve those suffering from COVID-19 more effectively and efficiently.”

Brian Sturgess


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