Pakistan Cricket Board to provide 100 percent scholarship and stipend to young cricketers


Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will provide 100 percent scholarship and a stipend of PKR 30,000 per month to young cricketers under the age of 11, 14, 16 and 19 years.

The 67th meeting of the Board of Governors (BOG) of the Pakistan Cricket Board was held in Karachi on Tuesday. Through the strategic partnership, PCB will award 100 contracts to the most outstanding and bright cricketers under the age of 11, 14, 16 and 19. Under this program, talented young cricketers will get a stipend of 30,000 PKR per month and also earn. A 100 percent scholarship, which will give them access to free education at a leading local educational institution, which, in turn, will help them become healthier individuals.

The PCB will appoint highly qualified resident foreign coaches at the National High Performance Centre. These coaches will work closely with over 100 teenage cricketers to develop and prepare them for future events, including the U19 PSL, which is marked for October 2022. These coaches will also be available to assist and assist elite and budding cricketers.

“To create a long-term sustainable process, it is essential that we continue to tap, encourage and inspire the youth’s passion and talent for cricket, while focusing on a bottom-up approach to participation and the wider Continue to make efforts to bridge the divide between the pathway and the Pakistan cricket journey,” said PCB chairman Ramiz Raja, according to an official PCB release.

“We feel that our Junior Contracts and Cricket Foundation initiatives will now play a decisive role in ensuring that raw talent from even the most remote and less privileged areas of Pakistan reach their full potential,” he added.

The BoG approved the club scrutiny process for 3,822 clubs participating in the first registration of cricket clubs in 90 city cricket associations in the first half of 2022. The club scrutiny process will be available on the PCB Corporate website under Document/PCB. Model Constitution next week.

Keeping in mind that a long and demanding international cricketing period awaits for the Pakistan men’s cricket team, there was an extensive discussion on dealing with the players’ workload. The BoG requested the PCB management to explore options and suggest how the elite cricketers can maintain their energy for Pakistan by staying extremely fit, injury-free and fresh.

The BoG lauded the performance of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team and felt that they have come close to meeting the expectations of their fans in the last quarter of 2021 through their grit, determination and positive attitude.

First published:December 22, 2021, 11:48 PM

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