A new cricket committee will be granted broad powers to monitor the status of all aspects of Pakistan cricket. It will be chaired by Mohsin Khan, and includes among its members Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq and Urooj Mumtaz. Three other cricketers, Mudassar Nazar, Zakir Khan and Haroon Rasheed, will provide functional and administrative assistance to the committee as it carries out its work.
The committee, although it has no decision-making power, has been recognized. Forward and will meet three times in a year. The president of PCB, Ehsan Mani, came to the point of saying that "there is nothing that happens in Pakistan cricket that this committee can not see". Subhan Ahmed, the board's operations director, said the committee will evaluate and make recommendations on the status of launches and balls used in domestic cricket. Other tasks include supervising the grade level and female cricket and meeting with the head coach at least three times a year to "evaluate their performance and understand their plans and objectives and guide the PCB in these aspects". It will also oversee the performance of national selectors and national coaches.
A key power invested in the committee will be the authority to appoint members to the selection committee, but Ahmed insisted that he would be allowed to interfere on a day-to-day basis. The selection of the day matters. "The selection committee will continue to operate independently of this cricket committee, they have different roles to play and the cricket committee has been mandated to independently oversee several aspects."
Mohsin promised that the committee would function "without any favoritism." "I would like to thank President Mani for the opportunity," he said. "The president told me he wanted to form a committee that included some of the best cricketers in Pakistani history, and you can see them in the presence of Wasim, Misbah and Urooj Mumtaz, we will all work together on issues ranging from domestic cricket until the international cricket, whether on selection, captain or coaches. We will make all our decisions about merit, without any favoritism. That is my goal, and I am glad that the president has given me an excellent team to work with. "19659002] Wasim Akram also thanked Mani, and said that the main idea was to find the best way to help Pakistan cricket." People have often asked me why I have not been involved in the training, especially with my experience of the last 8 to 10 years. But it is about finding the best way to improve Pakistan cricket, which involves improving the first class structure. it will not happen overnight, but with the experience of all of us, we can make a difference. "
Urooj Mumtaz, the only cricketer on the panel, said she was honored that Mani" considered her worthy " "I can easily say that I've been there since the beginning of women's cricket in Pakistan," he said. "I feel like I have a lot to offer, with the amount of women's cricket I've played and seen. I have been the captain and coach of the team several times. We can make significant improvements in women's cricket because there is a great chance of improvement in that department. We want to become a force to be reckoned with, and the upcoming T20 Women's World Cup, the first independent women's World T20, means it's time for us to leave our mark on the game. "
The most recently retired player to form Part of the committee, Misbah-ul-Haq, who is still active on the domestic circuit, said he felt he understood the problems facing domestic cricket. "It's a good opportunity for all of us to share our ideas and make suggestions to the board. There is a great need for improvement. "
Misbah had shared video footage of squalid dressing rooms on the LCCA grounds in Lahore during the first round of this year's Quaid-e-Azam trophy, which generated national criticism. a broader conversation about the need to invest in the first class game, for which Misbah has been an ardent spokesperson for several years.
"First-class cricketers are the only ones we have that will represent Pakistan at the international level. international. Therefore, we must provide them with the necessary facilities and make the national cricket competitive. Otherwise, you can never improve the level of cricket in your country.
"The fact that I'm still playing allows me to get a first account of the current problems facing first-class cricketers, which speeds up the implementation process, because you do not need to ask anyone else about the realities in We want to have a significantly improved home system by the time the next Quaid-e-Azam trophy season arrives. "
It was most of the talk about the operation of the committee related to first-class cricket, the difficult situation that has begun to receive more and more attention in recent years. It can suggest the area to which most of the committee's attention will be devoted. The problems range from poor quality launches and incorrect types of balloons used for ill-conceived schedules. to see the Quaid-e-Azam trophy on the fringe of the cricket season in Pakistan. This year, the tournament started on September 1 with a scorching heat, the earliest that began since 1969.
As always with Pakistan cricket, there are reasons for a power struggle in the background. Exactly what the committee will discuss with the head coach, whom they should meet at least three times a year, is still not clear, but what is obvious is that some bridges must be built. If those discussions are to be productive. Last week, the chairman of the committee, Mohsin Khan, withered with disdain in his assessment of head coach Mickey Arthur, calling him "stupid donkey." If he can offer more constructive advice than that, or if Arthur and his coaches are willing to take it into account, it will be a fascinating plot to keep in mind over the next few months.