More girls cricketers to get annual contract in Punjab

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 8

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will enhance the variety of feminine cricketers in its annual contract system, a call taken by its Apex Council right this moment.

The assembly was held below the chairmanship of PCA president Rajinder Gupta and was attended by a majority of the members. The assembly lasted 5 hours and as many as 24 factors on the agenda have been mentioned.

According to Puneet Bali, PCA secretary, the home accepted the inclusion of 10 feminine gamers together with 30 male gamers below the annual contract system.

However, the names urged shall be securitised once more earlier than making a remaining record.

“The contract system has been more or less approved by the council. However senior selectors of both male and female teams have decided to scrutinise the players on the basis of their performance before announcing the final list,” mentioned Bali.

He additional added, “The number of female players has been increased to 10.”

The council has additionally determined to launch a grant of Rs 7 lakh for senior selectors and Rs 5 lakh for junior selectors.

“In principle, it has been decided to increase the grant for senior selectors to Rs 7 lakh, and for junior selectors to Rs 5 lakh. The allocation of funds to the districts has been increased to Rs 8 lakh for minors and Rs 12.5 lakh for majors.”

It has additionally been determined that district secretaries and presidents will submit their necessities and an inspection crew will allocate the funds to develop infrastructure. “The district secretaries and presidents will submit their requirements in order to improve infrastructure at their respective stadiums. After receiving the requests, a PCA inspection team will be formed. It will make sure about allocation of budget and its implementation for developing the required infrastructure,” added Bali.

The council additionally accepted a bonus of Rs 40,000 for the PCA floor workers and workplace employees, who’re performing duties regardless of the continued Covid-19 pandemic.

Upgrading stadium

The council additionally determined to improve the IS Bindra Stadium inside a interval of six to 9 months. “Since an international cricket academy is to be developed here, we have to upgrade the facilities, including upgrading the grounds, gyms, swimming pools, rooms, apart from other infrastructure,” mentioned Bali.

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