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Overview of the School Cricket program

Overview of the School Cricket program:

A) Around 15-20 schools per region/city (private and government) will participate across Pakistan:

  • Teams will be made from merging 2-5 other branches/schools so that schools can build a better team, while serving the purpose to involve educated cricketers and also encouraging intra school competition, which the schools will organize amongst themselves.
  • 10 private schools and 10 government schools will participate in each planned city (almost equal participation).

B) The championship will be played in three stages (starting from 5th April 2017):

  • Regional/City U-16 Schools cricket championship. (5th April-15th May)
  • Pool matches.(1st May-1st June)
  • Semifinals and final.(1st July-15th July)

C) Schools will be responsible for making their own teams.

D) Cut off age limit is January 2001 (participants will be around 16 yrs of age). Doctors will be appointed in each city/region to monitor the age.

E) Teachers will be appointed to verify that the players are genuine from the schools.

F) Approximately 8000-10000 players and 750-850 matches are expected to be played in this tournament. It will be the largest school tournament ever organized in Pakistan.

G) Biometrically verified cards will be given to the participants after scrutiny. These cards will act as their identification to play the matches of this tournament and also for their future enrollment in U-19 and other teams.

H) The tournament will take place in all the main cities of PCB registered regions across Pakistan.

Expected results

PCB expects the following results from the program within a period of five years:

  • Educated players will be encouraged to come forward.
  • Young players will be encouraged to get basic education.
  • Young players will have a choice later on in life, whether to pursue professional sports or education.
  • A better system to select Pakistan U-16.
  • This will help cricket to regain its past glory.
  • Larger viewership for our international and domestic cricket, which will help in getting better sponsors.
  • This will prevent cricket from having the same fate as that of hockey.
  • Schools will make an effort to build a better team.
  • Interest of parents, teachers and students will be ignited.
  • Future stars will be educated enough to act as real ambassadors of Pakistan.
  • All round year activity will be generated at U-16 level.
  • Job opportunities for first class and international players.
  • Job opportunities for PCB certified coaches.
  • More people will be interested to play cricket.
  • Schools will start investing in cricket.
  • Cricket activity amongst the schools will be generated.
  • Finance for the clubs, districts and regions.

This will give a massive boost to our cricketing structure, if after every two years we are able to convert as low as 1% of these schools cricketers into our regional U-19 and first-class setup.

 

"NATIONAL U16 SCHOOL CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP" Champion School

1

Lahore

10-20

Multan

10-20

Bahawalpur

10-20

Sialkot

10-20

2

Karachi1

10-20

Karachi2

10-20

Larkana

10-20

DMJ

10-20

Hyderabad

10-20

3

Rawalpindi

10-20

Islamabad

10-20

Quetta

10-20

Faisalabad

10-20

4

Peshawar

10-20

Abbottabad

10-20

FATA

10-20

AJK (mirpur)

10-20

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