Revival of University Cricket

Lahore, May 25, 2016 (PPI-OT):On Tuesday 24th May Chairman PCB, Mr. Shaharyar M. Khan, took advantage of all Pakistan universities Vice-Chancellor’s Meeting at the PC Hotel in Lahore. He addressed the meeting and pointed to the steep decline in university cricket. He said that in 1950’s and 60’s the nucleus of the Pakistan Team was selected from the universities mainly in Punjab and Sindh. The decline has shown that universities are no longer producing national players and have lost their first class status. They do not even qualify for grade-II cricket.

Chairman PCB sought the vice chancellors support and cooperation in order to arrest this decline and to revive university cricket. He promised PCB support to achieve this objective. Chairman stated that his remarks referred to both men and women’s cricket in the universities. Finally Chairman proposed a 5 member committee comprising HEC, VC’s representative and PCB in order to proceed with the revival of university cricket.

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Nadeem Sarwar
Media Manager
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
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