The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has turned down its earlier decision to remove 55 of its 710 staff members. The fund starved cricket board had earlier decided to get rid of 55 staff to overcome its financial troubles.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, in a Press release, has admitted that the board has had issues with over-staffing but decided to reverse its decision to lay off its employees on account for being a “responsible organisation”.
“The vast over-staffing that the current board has inherited remains a long-term sustainability issue for the PCB. Making changes is about timing and, on reflection, the process and communication needed to be better,” he said.
“As a responsible organisation, we have reviewed our decision and acted quickly to withdraw the notices.”
The PCB has now assured that it will rationalise its staff numbers in the appropriate time.
The PCB’s total staff strength includes 361 employees in Lahore and 70 in the Karachi office.
Meanwhile, the PCB will seek approval from the Government for a camp to prepare for the tour of England.
“Different plans are being looked at but the most important thing is that the board will have to get the final nod from the government before it goes ahead with the tour to England or even the training camp,” a PCB official told PTI.