No risk allowance for players going on England tour: PCB

No risk allowance for players going on England tour: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has said the cricketers going on England tour won’t get risk allowance for their participation in the series.

There was a feeling in certain quarters that Pakistan players should be paid additional money, bearing in mind the risks associated with touring England due to Covid-19 pandemic.

While talking to Daily Express, Khan clarified that Pakistan cricketers earn substantial amounts, already, through their monthly retainers and match fess and paying extra money is not an option under consideration.

It must be noted, earlier this year, that the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani told a National Assembly standing committee meeting that the board paid each West Indies player around $25,000 to come for the tour in 2018.

This development was not new as the PCB earlier paid Zimbabwe players $12,500 each when they became the first foreign team to tour Pakistan after the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

Although, Khan revealed that centrally contracted players will be provided family insurance as well, starting from July this year. Earlier, the PCB only provided insurance cover for player injuries but now their wives and children will also be part of the policy. He added that, in the future, domestic cricketers will also be given insurance cover.