Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has received a total of 3989 applications for club registration, an increase of 30 percent from the previous record.
PCB reopened the registration process after requests from a number of cricket clubs who had missed registration in the first phase. The portal was reopened for seven additional days from 0900 on Thursday, 22 April to 1700 on Wednesday, 28 April.
Most applications were received from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Association (865), a total of 827 applications have been received from Central Punjab Cricket Association. Applications submitted from the Sindh Cricket Association are 710, 537 from Southern Punjab, 533 from Balochistan Cricket Association and 517 from Northern Cricket Association.
Amongst the City Cricket Associations, Lahore leads with 244 applications, Karachi has received 233 applications.
Faisalabad received 106, Hyderabad received 102, Rawalpindi received 93, Bannu and Quetta received 85 and 83 applications. In the Southern Punjab region, Bahawalnagar received 63 applications.
Upon successful verification of the applications, the presidents will receive another online link on the registered e-mail address through which they will enter the remaining data relating to categories of membership and players. The clubs whose applications fail the verification process will also be notified with reasons.
There are three membership categories: Affiliate, Associate and Full, with the last two having voting rights for their respective City Cricket Associations.