New changes proposed in Pakistan’s domestic cricket structure

Revised domestic cricket plan will be presented to the PCB Chairman on Tuesday

New changes proposed in Pakistan’s domestic cricket structure PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials have prepared a new presentation for the proposed changes in the domestic structure.

The proposed changes will be first presented to the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on Tuesday, after which the PCB Chairman will seek the final approval of PCB’s Patron-in-chief and Prime Minister Imran Khan on them.

Imran khan had earlier rejected the proposal presented to him, after which the PCB has drafted a new proposal.

According to details, Imran khan had always wanted to get rid of departments from Pakistan’s domestic cricket. Therefore, on the instructions of PCB’s Patron-in-Chief, PCB officials and Director domestic cricket Haroon Rasheed has recommended to reduce the number of teams and abolish the role of departments in domestic cricket.

According to the new proposed domestic structure, the first-class tournament will be played between six provincial sides. The Punjab province will have two teams in the tournament while Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Federal Areas will have one each. A new association will be formed for these provinces whose president will be elected by regional associations.

Whereas on the other hand, another tournament comprising of cities like Lahore and Karachi will be played at a lower level.

All the provincial sides are likely to be sponsored by a department, although no department apart from the government organizations has shown any interest in this proposal till now.

PCB want to implement these changes from the upcoming domestic season, however, the lack of interest from sponsors might act as an obstacle for PCB.