Reports: PCB official resigns citing mental health reasons

Reports: PCB official resigns citing mental health reasons

The official, who was highly educated, was under tremendous pressure at work.

PCB, Tanvir Ahmed
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Words like ‘mental fatigue’ and ‘workload management’ have gained more emphasis in the cricket circuit ever since the COVID-19 virus came into the picture. Many prominent players including Ben Stokes and Daniel Sams even took a break from the game citing mental health reasons. However, the latest developments claim it’s not just players who are facing mental health issues.

As per reports, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official resigned over mental health concerns. The aforementioned official, who was highly educated, was under tremendous pressure at work particularly due to the mistreatment and behavior of some of his seniors in the board. In fact, the situation worsened to such an extent that the officer was taken to the hospital, where he spent a certain amount of days for recovery.

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja wasn’t amused with the matter

Meanwhile, this major report was carried out by Cricket Pakistan. It was also learn’t that the parents of the said official brought the matter to light by complaining to a high-ranked PCB official. Notably, this incident took place during the previous PCB management. However, when current chairman Ramiz Raja got to know about the matter, he sent out a warning with strict instructions that such behavior won’t be tolerated in the board.

With the matter being pretty sensitive, Express Media Group has decided to keep the names of the PCB officials confidential. Meanwhile, Samiul Hasan Burney, the PCB Director Media, had stated that the official never complained about anyone during his tenure with the national cricket board.

“The official never complained about any individual in the organisation for such a behaviour. We won’t comment on it, if that person has brought up such a thing after leaving the PCB. He also didn’t want to extend his contract with the PCB, which is a decision we respect,” Burney was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

Meanwhile, sources also revealed that serious allegations were also made against another senior PCB official, who was part of the previous management. The senior official resigned from his position after an investigation was carried out. Meanwhile, the Pakistan national cricket team is currently in Bangladesh for three T20Is and a couple of Test matches, starting from Friday (November 19).