The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Mr Ramiz Raja, has revealed that he gets scolded at home whenever the team loses a cricket match. The PCB 70th BOG meeting took place a day before, and Raja mentioned that he has advised the team to win, and this is what everyone expects from them.
“I get scolded at home whenever Pakistan loses. I have told myself and my team that we need to win. It’s as simple as that because people want us to win all the time.”
PCB 70th BOG
During the meeting, Raja addressed Pakistan Junior League, Domestic Cricket, and other important aspects to bloom Pakistan Cricket through different mediums. The increment in retainers, match fees for domestic 2022-23 contracts has also been approved.
Supporting the league, the BoG has endorsed complete ownership of the inaugural edition of the PJL by the PCB, providing the board the chance to present to the world and to all its commercial partners that the event has a high value as well as long term development benefits for not just the future of cricket in Pakistan but also for young cricketers.
The rest of the outcomes of BOG are:
- Installation of hybrid pitches similar to ones being used at six England Test centres and the ECB’s National Performance Centre. A pitch each will be laid at the National Stadium, Gaddafi Stadium and National High Performance Centre, while the remaining 27 pitches will be laid at the other active club and first-class venues. Each hybrid pitch has a lifespan of more than 10 years and is easy to maintain
- Playing Conditions, Suspected/Illegal Bowling Action and Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel for the PJL which shall be applicable to the upcoming tournament as well
- Amendment to Model Constitutions for CAs and CCAs by removing management rights and veto powers of the Principal Sponsors in respect of certain appointments within the CA/CCAs. Updated CCA/CA Model Constitutions will shortly be available at the PCB website, under Documents/PCB Model Constitutions
- Regulations on the sanctioning of private cricket events in line with the ICC Regulations on the Sanctioning of Events and Player Release (approved in April 2022) which provide exclusivity and responsibility to each National Cricket Federation to retain control over cricket matches and events played within its territory. PCB’s Regulations relating to Sanctioning of Private Cricket Tournaments will be uploaded under Documents at the PCB website
- Committee compositions which will be available at PCB’s corporate website