Lahore, Jun 29: Pakistan Cricket Board has issued termination notices to 18 employees in order to reduce its expenses.
Sources close to the officials say that the Board decided to terminate employees during the meeting of the GOverning Council in Naudero, Larkana.
"The council approved that the manpower needs to be reduced to deal with the budget deficits as administrative expenses take up a big chunk of the budget," one source said.
PCB's intention was to terminate the contracts of coaches and officials who were aged above 60.
"There will be more employees released later on through the HR department," the source said.
Since the country has not been able to host matches, as international teams cite security concerns to tour the country, PCB has been facing budget crisis for the last two years.
PCB also blames India for freezing the bilateral cricket ties in 2008 as one of the reasons for the current scenario as the Board is suffering from loss of revenues and is forced to play the home series abroad.