The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has retrenched 80 employees from its current setup as it begins a major re-organisation of its management structure.
A statement released by the board said that the affected employees belong to various categories including contractual, permanent and daily-waged through all management levels. They have been awarded severance pay as a result.
The decision for the re-organisation was taken by the new board administration in October last year and the audit was assigned to Ferguson Associates on November 1. The firm completed an HR and management audit which was then presented to, and approved by, the ad hoc committee.
In light of the recommendations, the committee will now formulate and implement employers' service rules 2007 as well as putting in place a new management structure.
Rationalising certain positions at various management levels to meet the requirements of the board was also recommended. The reasons behind the lay-offs were, according to the statement, because staff qualifications and skill-sets did not match the relevant requirements of their positions.
Ferguson Associates were handed the job to "restructure the Board along corporate lines" while ensuring good governance. It conducted the audit through a job-by-job analysis while comparing PCB's existing structure with the Australian and South African boards.