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    PCB to spend PKR 5.29 billion on cricket in 2020-21 season

    LAHORE: The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) held their second meeting of the year via a videoconference in which they approved a PKR 7.76 billion operating expenditure budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. This was a 10 per cent reduction from the 2019-20 fiscal year as the PCB continued its austerity drive as part of its financial management exercise.

    While budgets were reduced in other functional areas, there was no reduction in cricket-related activities as the PCB committed to spending PKR 5.29billion on cricket over the next 12 months. This includes PKR 1.8 billion in High Performance, PKR 1.4 billion on international cricket, PKR 1.4 billion on Pakistan Super League 2021, PKR 109 million on Medical and Sports Sciences, PKR 411 million on women's cricket and PKR 39 million on disabled cricket, as per the PCB release.

    The High Performance has the biggest budget as it incorporates domestic cricket expenses as following restructuring, the academies and domestic cricket have been brought under one umbrella. This cost includes players/match officials/curator contracts, domestic events and their prize moneys and academy programmes.

    Another significant approval by the BoG was of the PCB Code of Ethics, first time that the PCB has introduced this code as part of its good governance practices and in line with Article 44(d) of the PCB Constitution 2019. The Code deals with matters such as conflict of interest, declaration of interests and confidentiality, with the sole purpose being to safeguard the integrity and the reputation of the PCB as the custodian of the game in Pakistan.

    During the virtual session, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani also updated the BoG on his meeting with the PCB Patron, including discussions around legislation on criminalising corruption in sports.

    Mani submitted a draft proposal, which provides a short background on the menace of corruption and its impact on the integrity of sports; reviews the existing legislation enacted within Pakistan whilst noting that the same fails to adequately target and address corruption/illegal manipulation in sports; recommends the inclusion of certain provisions which, specifically target criminalisation of corruption in sports., illegal manipulation, betting, match and spot-fixing as well as aiding and abetting such conduct; and proposes the penalties to be imposed on individuals found guilty of engaging in such offences.

    https://www.newindianexpress.com/spo...n-2175545.html


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    Last edited by MenInG; 27th July 2020 at 22:14.


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    I think medical and sports sciences is something which we need to improve a lot to match with some of the other countries where there are a lot of data collection strategies and ways to manage injuries and overall workload. It also helps to extract the optimum level of output from players on the field especially fast bowlers. So in my opinion it can definitely be allocated bit more than 109 million.

    Great to see high performance taking the major chunk, I hope there is an accountability system at the end of each year.

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    I am not sure in which defined areas grass root and school cricket falls. That is definitely something which needs to be looked into as have been mentioned in many other threads as well.

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    lol at poor Zafar Gohar who's so unknown at PCB that they called him "extra member, left-arm spinner Ali Gohar in Worcester" at top of page 2 of PCB Highlights

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    how much is this in pounds


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    Quote Originally Posted by finalfantasy7 View Post
    how much is this in pounds
    5.29 billion PKR converts to around 24.6 million GBP

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    PCB have that much money yet they've got poor quality cricket grounds and facilties around the country.

    Also they should look at a revamping their website looks a bit outdated compared to a few others.

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    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a principle decision to start the domestic season this year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic under a strict biosecure environment. The season is likely to start in the last week of September with a national T20 Cup in Multan or Rawalpindi. The premier tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will be hosted by Karachi all along. There will be a 40-man squad for each of the six association teams this year to counter the worst scenario of anyone testing positive for Covid-19. Since 1972, Pakistan hasn’t missed a single season of domestic cricket, though between 1953 and 1971, there were seasons (1955-56, 1965-66 and 1971-72) in which it wasn’t held for many reasons including two India-Pakistan wars.

    There were considerable doubts for the upcoming season as well due to the pandemic, with the country presently having nearly 275,000 cases. That led the government to announce a lockdown despite the upcoming festival of Eid, with all retail shops, markets, shopping malls and plazas to remain closed until August 5. The curve in the country has gone down in the last one month but the government remains cautioned with cases expected to take another peak by the end of July and early August, according to Prime Minister Imran Khan. The domestic season will eventually start with a delay, though of not more than a month. The calendar is being worked out to limit the matches of a single tournament to one venue to effectively manage the logistics between the hotel and the stadium. The PCB hasn’t officially released the details, but unofficially it has been confirmed that the T20 Cup will be the first tournament to start the season, aiming at the Pakistan Super League players’ draft in November to allow franchises to witness players. The national Under-19 tournament will also be played in the October-November window.

    The first-class season will be played in Karachi with a truncated schedule as teams previously had to travel inter-city. But in Karachi, which has over six venues, the gap between two games will be reduced. There are SOPs that are being chalked out adhering to the protocol being followed internationally. Players who test negative for Covid-19 will be allowed to enter the bubble; any player breaching the protocol will have to go through a quarantine period and face a penalty ranging from a fine to a ban from one or more games. All competitions are marked as being played under unprecedented circumstances with strict health and safety protocols. The SOPs will most likely mirror the international norms but a few will be customised on a duty to care basis. The playing conditions will broadly be the same, but as witnessed in the Test series between England and West Indies, bowlers will not be allowed to use saliva to shine the ball. Umpires, referees and scorers, who often went back home on normal days, will have to remain in the bubble alongside the teams in the hotels.

    The PCB had last month tried to bring its cricketers back to training but the idea was shot down amidst concerns of Covid-19. The senior Pakistan team, however, flew to England in advance ahead of their series to train in a biosecure bubble. A group has been undergoing conditioning camps and playing intra-squad matches to prepare for the Test series starting August 5. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the PCB has been in a bid to mitigate the impact on domestic cricketers, offering all the selected players annual contracts from August 2020. Otherwise, after extensive structural changes to the domestic game last season, there would have been a steep fall in the earnings of several cricketers. But this year, the board enhanced the value of contracts while introducing a new grade-based system of monthly retainers and match fees.

    https://dailytimes.com.pk/646841/pcb...-in-september/


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    All thanks to PSL otherwise PCB would have been bankcrupt because of COVID19. I disliked many things about Najam Sethi but starting PSL was the best thing he has done for PCB. It brought much needed money

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    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to conduct coronavirus test of domestic cricketers.

    The PCB will start its domestic season from next month, with all the players in the First XI and Second XI having Corona Tests.

    Match officials including umpires and referees will also be tested for the novel virus. First XI matches are being considered in Karachi and second XI in Quetta.

    https://www.bolnews.com/sports/2020/...ic-cricketers/


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    Good news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    All thanks to PSL otherwise PCB would have been bankcrupt because of COVID19. I disliked many things about Najam Sethi but starting PSL was the best thing he has done for PCB. It brought much needed money
    Whats the point when you cant even have some of the owners pay what they owe. This is approx 25Mil Pounds, not a whole lot when you look at the infrastructure. You would probably need 5-6 times this amount just to get the grounds/stadiums at par and much more to attract good foreign players

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    PCB announces financial support for unemployed women players

    • Urdu version of the media release is attached

    Lahore, 6 August 2020:

    In line with its duty of care policy, the Pakistan Cricket Board today announced a three-month financial support package for the unemployed national women cricketers. The proposal was put forward by the women’s wing, headed by Urooj Mumtaz, which was subsequently approved by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani.

    Under this scheme, 25 women cricketers will benefit and will receive a monthly stipend of PKR25,000 each from August to October.

    The 25 women cricketers were selected following a selection criterion, which included featuring in the 2019-20 national domestic season; are not contracted for the 2020-21 season; and are presently without a job, contract or business.

    The decision to offer three-month financial support package to 25 women cricketers was taken after analysing the present economic challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which have also affected cricket activities.

    In June, the PCB had announced a list of women’s contracted players, which included nine centrally contracted cricketers and as many emerging contracted players. These are 12-month contracts, which commenced on 1 July 2020.

    The latest PCB decision means 43 women cricketers will now be supported by the PCB.

    Urooj Mumtaz: “The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a halt to all women cricketing activities worldwide. This has adversely affected our women cricketers, some of whom are the sole breadwinners of their families.

    “As the women’s game is making steady progress, it was imperative that the PCB came up with this scheme to not only protect and support our players but to also make them understand and realise that the PCB values them and will look after them in difficult times."

    “Forty-eight players featured in the 2019-20 national domestic season out of which 25 became eligible to benefit from the scheme. The remaining players are either contracted by the PCB or employed elsewhere.

    “I am grateful to my team as well as the PCB Chairman and Chief Executive who acknowledged the issue and made a decision which will go a long way in our endeavours to promote, develop and grow women’s cricket in Pakistan.”

    In an identical scheme to help the affected combat the present challenges, the PCB, in May, had offered one-time support to 161 stakeholders, including former men’s first-class cricketers, match officials, scorers and curators.

    Previous media release on women’s central contracts is available here.


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