Pakistan has become the latest cricketing nation to formalise a support policy for parents.
Players from the country’s women’s team can transfer to a non-playing role until the start of their maternity leave.
They can also take up to 12 months of paid maternity leave and will be guaranteed a contract extension for the following year.
Male players will be entitled to up to 30 days of paid leave.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will also help support childcare for a women player if they are required to travel for cricketing activities.
The first player to take advantage of the policy could be captain Bismah Maroof who announced earlier this year that she was taking an indefinite break from the game “as motherhood beckons”.
“The PCB has a duty of care towards its cricketers and at every turn it has taken measures to support them,” said chief executive Wasim Khan.
“It is appropriate that we have…