Prime Minister of Pakistan and patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Imran Khan has rejected the new domestic plan proposed by the board and directed to adopt Australian cricket structure.
On Wednesday, PM Imran held a meeting with the task force for the enhancement in Pakistan cricket which was attended by PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, MD Waseem Khan, COO Subhan Ahmed, Director Cricket Operations Domestic Haroon Rasheed, IPC Secretary Akbar Durrani, Deputy Secretary Fayazul Haq and others.
The proposal was prepared by Haroon Rasheed on cricket affairs in which PCB put together a model in which department teams would remain relevant stakeholders alongside regional sides. But the idea was turned down by Imran, who does not want departments in the system in any capacity and emphasized that there should be six first-class teams, two from Punjab and one each from Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The PM also questioned about the system, taking the example of Quetta Gladiators who lifted the PSL 4 title but they don’t have a single local player from the city. The sources added that the meeting also discussed holding the PSL-5 matches in Pakistan.
According to sources, the prime minister also directed the task force to revise the policy on the structure of domestic cricket and share it with him again in the next meeting for the final approval.