Pakistan’s former and current cricketers hailed Pakistan cricket board’s decision of revamping domestic structure, as they believe that it will not only provide the best cricketing environment to the young talented cricketers, but also bridge the gap between domestic and international cricket.
The captain of Pakistan cricket team Sarfaraz Ahmed has expressed his excitement over the idea of adding second XI teams in domestic seasons. He said that the players who perform for the second XI will get a chance to progress to the main team and that will be a big boost to the players.
Former captain of Pakistan team Ramiz Raja said that the board has taken a bold step, the new domestic cricket structure is expected to bring transparency in the selection of players.
Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi also praised PCB’s initiative, he said the new domestic season consisting of six teams will improve the quality of national cricket.
Former wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif believes that with this new structure, the selection of senior and junior players will increase the competitiveness of domestic cricket.
Test cricketer Fawad Alam said he is hopeful that the new system will be beneficial for national cricket.
Former fast bowler Aqib Javed said the old domestic structure had many flaws, while the new system will interpret the dreams of the players. He also appreciated the decision of using Kokaburra’s ball in domestic cricket.
“The use of Kokaburra’s ball will help national players prepare for the international cricket.”
On Wednesday, the board has named Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach and chief selector of Pakistan team, while Waqar Younis has been given the responsibilities of bowling coach.