Upbeat with PSL success, PCB gears up to upgrade infrastructure

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Board of Governors (BoG) has put their weight behind the board’s plans of developing an infrastructure for PSL and international matches around the country in the years ahead during the 48th PCB BoG meeting that took place at a local hotel here in Karachi.

The meeting, which was chaired by Chairman PCB Najam Sethi, discussed various methods pertaining to Domestic, International and Women’s cricket.

The BoG appreciated and congratulated PCB for the outstanding success of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018.

The BoG also acknowledged the tireless efforts of the chairman and PCB team who delivered a successful third edition of the league with three matches being staged in the country.

The BoG members unanimously backed PCB in efforts of building the PSL brand that has now become a Pakistani brand acknowledged around the world.

Stadiums would be upgraded and brought to international standards for the upcoming editions of PSL, as well as, international tours by teams from around the world.

The BoG was briefed about plans and preparations for the three-match T20I series against West Indies at the National Stadium in Karachi next week.

The chairman further briefed the BoG about cricket’s development at Domestic level. It was decided that the National A Team should be revived and team’s home and away tours should be arranged with teams from around the world in the coming months.

PCB has requested the departments to play a role in the capacity building of regions across the country and plans would be soon shared with them.

The Women’s Cricket team’s performance in Sri Lanka was also appreciated by the BoG following their success in the ODI series. The chairman apprised the BoG of the plan of setting-up five Women’s Cricket Academies around the country. Details of the venues and development plan for these academies would be announced soon.