Lahore October 20, 2012: A meeting of PCB's Executive Coordination Committee (ECC) was held on 19th October at NCA Lahore. It was chaired by Chairman PCB and attended by COO, CFO, Director General, Director International Cricket Operations, Director Coordination, Director Security and Vigilance and Director Marketing.
The ECC invited Mohammad Hafeez,(Captain Twenty20) Dav Whatmore (Head Coach), Naveed Cheema (Manager), Mohammad Akram (Bowling Coach) and Iqbal Qasim (Chairman National Selection Committee) to discuss the strengths of the team and areas where further improvements can be made.
The ECC took Following decisions at the meeting:
1. On the valuable suggestions from Team management of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament, National Coaches and Selection committee it was agreed that before all FTP tours a camp of National Team will be held at National Cricket Academy. During the camp same brand of cricket balls to be used for practice which would be used in that particular tour.
2. After extensive deliberation on the suggestions received from team management, players and selectors, ECC unanimously decided to use of Kookaburra balls in both first class and limited-over domestic cricket.
3. It was unanimously agreed that domestic cricket require improvements in fielding, fitness, application of technique and other areas. ECC agreed to form a committee comprising Shafiq Ahmed Papa and Mohammad Akram (National Bowling Coach), which would present its report in next ECC meeting. Besides giving suggestions in the above mentioned areas, the committee will review and suggest a system for proper utilization of regional coaches, ways to improve the regional cricket reporting system and suggest a cut-off date for the start of using Kookaburra balls at domestic level.