PCB names six Pakistan Junior League coaches is news of the day. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday which six teams would play in the Pakistan Junior League and who would coach them. The first tournament will be held in Lahore from October 6 to 21.
It will be put on by the PCB and PTV Sports. In this U19 domestic cricket tournament, there are six teams: Bahawalpur (Southern Punjab), Gujranwala (Central Punjab). Gwadar (Balochistan), Hyderabad (Sindh), Mardan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), and Rawalpindi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). The main goal of the tournament is to give talented teenagers a chance to show the world what they can do (Northern).
PCB names six Pakistan Junior League coaches
Team mentors include Imran Tahir from South Africa, Shoaib Malik from Pakistan, Vivian Richards, who has won two ICC tournaments, Shahid Afridi, who was a mentor at the 2009 T20 World Cup, and hard-hitting New Zealander Colin Munro, who has been on the Islamabad Unit. Javed Miandad used to be the captain of Pakistan. So he will be a travelling umbrella mentor for both teams. The board has agreed that the players will be chosen by drawing lots on September 6 in Lahore.
Plus, there will only be one league in this competition. More than 140 cricket players from Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Denmark. England, Ireland, Nepal, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore. Scotland, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe, and the United Arab Emirates have signed up for the tournament through their national cricket boards, professional clubs, and associations.
“There is a lot of interest in this league both inside and outside of Pakistan,” said PCB Chief Executive Faisal Hasnain. “We kept that momentum going by confirming the names of the cities and their mentors today.”
Like how our domestic cricket is set up, the six cities are given a lot of attention. ThUs will not only help young cricket players with a lot of potential get their names out there. But it will also motivate them to play their best in conditions they have never played in before. The PCB’s Development Programme includes 50-over and 3-day competitions. As well as tournaments hosted by schools, clubs, the City Cricket Association, the Cricket Association, and the PCB itself. The Pakistan Junior League is also backed by the PCB.
Also, as the organisation in charge of cricket in Pakistan, it is our job to help young people with talent improve their skills and get into the professional league.”