Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) new chairman, Ramiz Raja announced that PCB has decided to launch Under-19 T20 World League in order to promote the young talent in the country. Ramiz said that PCB is aiming to launch the groundbreaking league by next year.
Ramiz was officially announced as PCB’s chairman today and held a press conference where he revealed the roadmap for Pakistan cricket in the next few years.
Former World Cup winner said that Pakistan has lagged behind the rest of the world in terms of producing young cricketers and his aim is to develop youngsters into world-class players. He said that the Under-19 T20 World League will provide the youngsters with the perfect platform to develop and showcase their talents.
The 59-year old revealed that former international cricketers will be appointed as coaches for all the teams taking part in the league so that they can share their experience with the upcoming cricketers in the country. Ramiz said that coaches will be the biggest assets of the league as players will move onto the next stage of their careers but coaches will be there to guide every new player entering the league.
Ramiz also revealed that the PCB is looking to invest in club cricket in the country as it will be beneficial for Pakistan cricket in identifying new talent and promote them up the domestic level. He further revealed that if a club manages to produce one international player for Pakistan then PCB will bear all the expenses for the clubs including cricket gear, merchandise, and other facilities.
Ramiz said that further details of the league will be revealed in due time.