PCB withdraws decision to terminate employees

PCB withdraws decision to terminate employees

Lahore (Web Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday reversed its decision to terminate 55 staff members.

According to details, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan in a statement said that the board has had issues with over-staffing but decided to reverse its decision to lay off its employees.

"As a responsible organisation, we have reviewed our decision and acted quickly to withdraw the notices," he added.

"The vast overstaffing that the current Board has inherited remains a long-term sustainability issue for the PCB," Wasim said.

Khan assured that the PCB will rationalise its staff numbers in the appropriate time.

Earlier, a spokesman of the cricket body had said that the decision of downsizing had not been taken due to financial constraints caused by the Covid-19 outbreak but it had been done as per the requirement of corporate norms as there was surplus staff in the organisation.

The PCB presently has an overall strength of 710 across the country, including 361 and 70 in Lahore and Karachi offices, respectively.