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PCB introduces new T20 league


Pakistani technicians prepare to install a security camera at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on February 21, 2017. / AFP / ARIF ALI

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to arrange a new T20 tournament for the young and budding cricketers of the nation to help the players gain experience.

“We have agreed to introduce a T20 league for the U-19 players to help them gain experience. The performers will eventually participate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) from where finished product can be inducted into the national team,” said the Domestic Affairs Committee Chairman, Mr Shakeel Shaikh.

Meanwhile, the cricket board also increased the salaries of the players and domestic coaches.  “The salaries of the players have been increased 100% while their six-month. The board has increased the salaries of domestic coaches too and introduced incentives for them. They will be working with domestic players throughout the year now, and the out-station coaches will also be provided with living stipend contracts have been extended to one year,”  Shaikh added.

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This decision by the PCB has brought a smile on the faces of many domestic coaches. “The coaches will be able to give proper time to the players and their teams without any other worries. Even if the coach has to go out of the city for a month or so, it will not be a problem now. This will help the players too to work more on their fitness,” said Karachi region’s bowling coach Saleem Jaffer while speaking to The Express Tribune.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com

 

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