Task force for the domestic structure made a presentation before the Board of Governance during the 52nd meeting that took place on Thursday at the National Cricket Academy.
BoG, including the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani were impressed by task force’s efforts as he said that the proposed plan will improve the quality of domestic cricket in Pakistan.
“I want to commend the Task Force on the progress they have made in the new proposed domestic cricket structure that focuses on quality over quantity, clarifies the role of the departments and, provides opportunities to improve and enhance the capabilities and capacities of the regions,” said Mani.
“The Task Force is making good progress and I think they will soon be able to present the best model designed for Pakistan cricket to the BoG for approval,” he added.
It was agreed during the meeting that when all the parameters and concept will be finalized, the plan will once again be presented to the BoG for approval, before implementing it.
Two members of the selection committee, the chief selector Inzamam Ul Haq along with Wasim Haider attended the meeting on a special invitation, where they briefed BoG about the selection criteria.
“Inzamam informed the BoG that the broader selection guidelines and principles included player performances, conditions in which the performances were recorded, judgement of the selectors and looking into the future,” the official press release read.
However, the chief selector agreed that there is still room for improvement, but he emphasized that the team is heading in the right direction by pointing at the improved team rankings since the current selection panel took over.
There were also few suggestions regarding the budding cricketers and for the improvement of cricket at the grassroots level.
“It was also suggested that the scope of player education at the age-group level should be re-introduced and broadened so that the cricketers can play their role in improving and enhancing the image of Pakistan,” the official statement said. “There was a consensus in maintaining the primacy of domestic cricket, revival and significance of junior cricket teams’ tours and reviewing the overall cricket scheduling to ensure the players’ workload was being better managed.”
The BoG was happy with the briefings from selectors and they ensured their support to Pakistan cricket team and wished them luck for the future assignments.
“The BoG was satisfied with the briefing and thanked Inzamam-ul-Haq and Wasim Haider for providing their insight on the Pakistan cricket team. The BoG has reiterated its support for the Pakistan cricket team and wished them well in the upcoming assignments,” PCB chairman Mr Ehsan Mani said.
The BoG also approved PCB’s Anti-Racism Code during the meeting which is a mirror to ICC’s Anti-Racism Code with slight changes.
The composition of the BoG is:
- Mr Ehsan Mani (Chairman, PCB)
- Mr Asad Ali Khan (Member)
- Lt Gen (R) Muzammil Hussain (Member)
- Lt Gen (R) Javed Zia (Member)
- Mr Muhammad Ayaz Butt (Member)
- Dr Najeeb Samie (Member)
- Mr Kabir Ahmed Khan (Member)
- Mr Shahrez Abdullah Khan (Member)
- Mr Shah Dost (Member)
- Mr Akbar Durrani (Ex-Officio)