The Pakistan Cricket Board is encouraging even more people to take part in its first ever Junior League. Following an overwhelming and encouraging response of potential partners, sponsors, and entrepreneurs, they released more details in regards to this.
Six city-based teams will compete in a 19-match tournament from 1-15 October at the Gaddafi Stadium. This competition will feature local players drafted into their respective teams and have mentors or coaches on each bench.
The PCB will now begin a process of bidding. This will include Pakistan Junior League live streaming rights. The PCB is committed to working with all stakeholders to make sure Pakistan cricket is successful.
Every two years, 20 local under-19 players are selected to play alongside foreign players in the same team. They get the experience of playing in a league, developing their skills while they also gain valuable knowledge and relationships.
As part of the concept, each foreign cricketer will be allowed to have a parent accompany them. The cost to be picked up by the event organizer or his franchise.
The PCB Pathway Cricket Programe helps Pakistan Junior League coaches be better at coaching the best potential cricketers. This is thanks to a monetary and investment opportunity that will provide 100 top teenagers with a monthly stipend of PKR 30,000, scholarship at a premier educational institution, free cricket gear and equipment and high-performing development coaches.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said: “I am delighted, encouraged and motivated by the response we have received as the Pakistan Junior League’s Request for Expressions of Interest.
He also said that, This feedback has strengthened my belief and confidence that we have a huge appetite for cricket and a strong commercial market, which is keen, eager and happy to partner with the PCB on its projects of introducing new properties so that we can strengthen ourselves financially and commercially, and the return on investments are shared with all cricketers.
“following the success of the Pakistan Super League and the ever-improving reputation of the PCB, the potential sponsors have shown excitement and expressed their interest in the city-based Pakistan Junior League in their endeavour to play an important role in helping the PCB to create an environment of brilliance by providing a clear pathway to the talented youngsters, which, in turn, will fortify our bench-strength and produce new national stars and heroes” he added that.
on this occur he also says that “Commercial partners and sponsors are the life-blood of our sport and organization. In this background, I am grateful and thankful to all those who have expressed interest in acquiring various rights for the Pakistan Junior League. I remain optimistic and confident that we will succeed in forming a strong relationship that will produce dividends and developments for Pakistan cricket”