The announcement came from newly-appointed PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja who was addressig a press conference ater his unopposed and unanimous elections as the PCB chief.
“The national side has the potential to win the World Cup and we need to support the side selected for the global event,” he told reporters.
“We need to fine-tune our plans. Pakistan cricket’s DNA consists fearlessness, and we need to define a proper model and provide clarity to achieve desired results.”
The PCB chief announced 192 cricketers with domestic contracts will see an increase of Rs100,000 in monthly retainers across all rungs-- which means domestic men’s cricketers in the 2021-22 season beginning with the Cricket Associations T20, the Second XI competition, from 15 September at the Quetta’s Bugti Stadium, will now earn between Rs140,000 to Rs250,000 per month, which is an increase of 250 per cent for the players in the D category, the lowest category.
Raja also announced plans to launch an U19 T20 league to develop cricketers from the nascent stages.
“We need to develop an environment in which we generate professional cricketers at young level,” he said. “This will help the HBL Pakistan Super League franchises as well, who are on the lookout for youngsters. I would like the former greats to coach them.
Raja said high performance centres would be set up in interior Sindh and Balochistan.