LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has established the Pakistan Cricket Foundation for the welfare and well-being of impoverished retired cricketers and low-level staff including match officials, ground staff, and scorers.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja has announced that the PCB’s Governing Board in its meeting has approved the creation of the foundation as a charitable trust and allocated the fund of 100 million as a donation for it from its budget.
“Through this foundation, we will further look after the well-being of those retired cricketers, match officials, scorers, and ground staff who are facing severe hardships,” said Ramiz.
“Currently 243 cricketers are on PCB’s payroll. We are trying to give them respectable earning,” he added.
The Chairman PCB also claimed to lure more donors and sponsors to raise funds for the foundation and effectively support the needy ones associated with it.
“We will invite donors and sponsors to contribute and raise funds so that we have sufficient money in our coffers to look after all those in desperate need of the fund’s assistance and support,” he concluded.
It is pertinent to mention here that PCB had raised the pensions of ex-cricketers under the player’s welfare policy last month.