The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced a three - month financial support package for the unemployed national women cricketers.
Under this scheme, 25 women cricketers will benefit and will receive a monthly stipend of 25, 000 rupees each from August to October.
The 25 women cricketers were selected following a selection criterion, which included featuring in the 2019 - 20 national domestic season; are not contracted for the 2020 - 21 season; and are presently without a job, contract or business amid the COVID - 19 pandemic, stated PCB in a media release.
In June, the PCB had announced a list of women's contracted players, which included nine centrally contracted cricketers and as many emerging contracted players.
These are 12 - month contracts, which commenced on July 1.
The latest PCB decision means 43 women cricketers will now be supported by the PCB.
Urooj Mumtaz, head of women's wing, said: "The COVID - 19 pandemic has brought a halt to all women cricketing activities worldwide.