PCB reveals five-year working plan with six priorities

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Lahore: With an aim to further stabilize, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed a five-year working plan to let people know what the cricket board is up to. 

According to CEO Wasim Khan, a ‘road map’ was needed to work towards the right path and let the fans and all stakeholders know about their future goals.

“It was highly important that we developed a clear, exciting, and achievable roadmap that provided clarity on our direction of travel, not only for all PCB staff but also for the fans and its stakeholders,” he said.

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The PCB revealed its six priorities, included in their future goals:

• Sustainable Corporate Governance – will be underpinned by timely and effective planning and allocation of resources.

• Sustainable Corporate Governance – will be underpinned by timely and effective planning and allocation of resources.

• Deliver World Class International Teams – ongoing investment into a merit-based domestic system and a focus on excellence in High-Performance Centres will help transform our international teams into consistent top-class performers.

• Grassroots and Pathways Framework – providing opportunities and supporting the seamless transition of young and aspiring cricketers into the mainstream game

• Inspire Generations Through our Women’s Game – we will maintain a key focus on diversity and invest in our future cricketers to develop cricket champions across the nation.

• Grow and Diversify Commercial Revenue Streams – we will set strategic, innovative, and targeted commercial plans that will support the sustainability of the PCB and the Cricket Associations.

• Enhance the Global Image of Pakistan – we will showcase Pakistan through the promotion of the HBL Pakistan Super League, sustainable home international cricket and by maintaining an ongoing and close dialogue with other cricket boards around the world.

“We developed the five-year plan in 2019 and awaited sign-off by the Board of Governors. We are delighted that we received official sign-off in February this year and are now in a position to formally announce it. Delivery against key priorities for the 2019-2023 plan began last year and I am delighted to see the progress that we have already made across a number of areas,” Khan explained via press release.

The cricket board also disclosed what they have already achieved so far:

• Implementation of PCB Constitution 2019; development of Cricket Associations and City Cricket Associations constitutions and their subsequent approvals by the Board of Governors

• Implementation of PCB Constitution 2019; development of Cricket Associations and City Cricket Associations constitutions and their subsequent approvals by the Board of Governors

• Restructuring of the domestic structure

• Appointment of high-quality experts and coaches with the Pakistan national men’s team

• Whole of the HBL PSL in Pakistan, MCC tour to Pakistan after 48 years and the return of Test cricket after 10 years

• Development of high-performance system and restructuring of the PCB departments

• Appointment of Ehsan Mani as Chairman of the ICC’s influential F&CA, Wasim Khan as member of the ICC Women’s Committee, Salman Naseer as member of the ICC Safeguarding Panel, Sana Mir as member of the ICC Women’s Committee

It must be noted here that chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan took charge in the PCB in 2018 immediately after Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf made government by winning General Elections.

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