The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to finish departmental cricket from next domestic season, sources confirmed ARYnews.
The PCB had assigned Task Force to address the issues in the domestic cricket and work for its betterment.
According to the sources, the first meeting of the task force committee held earlier to discuss different matters running at the domestic level.
All the members of the task force committee are on one page to finish departmental cricket to establish regions in a proper way.
The committee is expected to rope in the support of departments as well to bring a big change in domestic cricket.
The catch behind taking this decision is to lift the status of regions and provide the proper infrastructure.
The future of the departmental cricket is yet to be decided in the meeting of the PCB’s Board of Governors (BoG).
On the other hand, plenty of players will lose their jobs while it will also cause problems for umpires, match officials, groundsmen and many other people who are earning bread from it.
The sources also said that the PCB’s Director domestic cricket, Haroon Rasheed is also in favor of shutting down departmental cricket.
It is pertinent to mention here that this issue was also discussed in 2015 but due to the refusal of members of BoG it did not create much hype.