Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has said that he intends to introduce foreign coaches on the domestic level to improve the quality of first-class cricket.
He made these remarks during an interactive session with all domestic players featuring in the ongoing National T20 Cup 2021 on Sunday.
Ramiz said that he will further increase their salaries so they don’t have to wait to play at the international level to secure and safeguard their future.
“In return, I ask you to give your best, to improve your skills and fitness, and focus on becoming the best you can.”
The PCB Chairman encouraged players to concentrate and focus on their cricket and assured them that his administration will look after their wellbeing besides creating future opportunities.
“You are the route that will take us to make Pakistan cricket great. My vision to make the Pakistan cricket team the best team in the world starts with you and we need to be in sync to achieve that greatness,” he said.
He said he is a firm believer in meritocracy and giving opportunities to high-performing cricketers regardless of age.
“I firmly believe in meritocracy and giving opportunities to high performing cricketers irrespective of age. To help you achieve your career ambitions of representing Pakistan at the highest level, the PCB will back you and provide all the necessary facilities, opportunities, and exposure to accomplish your childhood dreams.”
He urged players to commit to hard work as there are no shortcuts to success.
The meeting was exclusively between the chairman and the players. None of the coaches, team managers, or other staff were part of the meeting.