PCB unveils parental support policy for cricketers.

LAHORE -- Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday announced its Parental Support Policy targeted to motivate and champion professional cricketers in their journey to parenthood - throughout pregnancy and even after childbirth when they return to play and are required to balance their parental responsibilities with the demands of their cricketing career. Under the newly introduced policy, women and men players have been granted various rights that they are respectively entitled to avail during the pregnancy and upon the birth of their child. Included within the policy is the option for women cricketers to transfer to a non-playing role until commencement of their maternity leave leading up to the birth of their child. Women cricketers are also entitled to take up to 12 months of paid maternity leave and will be guaranteed a contract extension for the following year, in line with their existing contractual arrangements as the PCB believes that a player's right to pursue the game on a professional...

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