ICL: Indian Cricket League

Cricket changes on the cards, says PCB chairman


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf has said changes were on the cards and the move was aimed at making Pakistan one of the top three cricket playing countries over the next few years.

“I will not be commenting on the PCB Commission’s finding that blames Inzamamul-Haq for the World Cup debacle. But I can assure you that every aspect of the report will be taken into account, all recommendations will be honoured and implemented,” he said in an interview with ‘Gulf News’.

“There will no longer be any graded payments based on seniority but only on performance. The whole team has promised us that they will extend full support to new skipper Shoaib Malik,” he said. “When I walked in today, everyone tells me this is a new-look team. Every one is hungry for success, training hard and change isvisible,” he said.

“We have told Malik not to worry about results. To just go out there, work hard and be professional. The results will come.”

About the new coach, Ashraf said PCB was looking for someone with energy and passion to work with a young team. “We are not looking for a big name. Many have applied and by July 1, we will not only name a coach for the national team but also for the A team, under-19 and the Academy,” he said.

“Within the Board also, corporate management techniques will be applied and we will deal with players like professionals. We have earmarked over a billion rupees for development of grounds for first-class cricket. Young players can learn to dive and field well at that level itself.”
Source:The News

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