PCB to regulate players’ participation in leagues

PCB to regulate players’ participation in leagues

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi announced that the board will regulate players’ appearances in different leagues of the world in order to keep them fit.

Sethi told that Pakistan have suffered in the recent times due to injuries sustained by fast bowlers as well as by all-rounders.

“You saw some of our senior players were injured. Four or five frontline fast-bowlers were injured plus a couple of all-rounders. Plus there is a little bit of fatigue involved too,” PCB chairman said while talking to media in Lahore.

He revealed that director academies Haroon Rashed along with the chief selector Inzamam Ul Haq and head coach Mickey Arthur have made a policy to chart down the number of leagues an individual can play.

“Some fast-bowlers are playing in the county; some are playing in the leagues. We have now made a policy with the help of Haroon Rasheed, Inzamamul Haq and Mickey Arthur on how many leagues a player can participate in,” he explained.

There will be customized plans for each player that will help the board to manage all players individually throughout the year.

“I have asked Arthur to devise a customised plan for each player’s management. The plan will tell us how to manage each individual player throughout the year. The plan will tell us how many leagues a player should take part in, when and where he suffered fitness issues and how they should be solved. He will make that plan for all of our contracted players once he comes back,” said Sethi,” he stated.