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ICC, PCB and PTT Recommendations

Not every recommendations but some of them are worth applying, don't know why they're taking time for it!

I know it is going to be a boring conversation but is an important aspect is availability of Cricketing Infrastructure spanned into different parts of the country instead of 3 4 test centers where all around the year, cricket is played. When International Cricket used to organize in Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, were a must for visiting teams to play there, ignoring smaller test centers, like Sheikhupura, Multan (although their newly built stadium is quite big), Faisalabad, Peshawar, Hyderabad Sindh, Mirpurkhas, Sialkot, etc investing in infrastructures in these cities is beneficiary for Pakistan Cricket, as most of the team which plays for Pakistan, hails from these divisions and smaller remote areas, so it's time for investing in infrastructures instead of wasting money on ICC meetings, where things are preplanned and such meeting are just a formality.


I just wanna know, what improvement did they bought into existing infrastructures? Nothing! I pass everyday from National Stadium Bridge off to Karsaz Road, its shades are all getting rusted, paint and blocks are getting down. When getting free time, when international games aren't organized on your grounds than why don't spending some bucks on them, to make them ready when international cricket returns to Pakistan! Are they thinking so far??? I don't think... They're in mood to fill the pockets but not of the cricket board's but of their own selves, that's why they willing to resume cricketing ties with India but not utilizing one percent of it into their already built ones.


Why am I saying like that?

Talent Hunt Campaigns

Currently talent hunt programs are happening in Lahore, but not in the remote areas of Pakistan where majority of the talent for Pakistan comes from, so they are wasting this money at wrong place! I'd had preferred such camp to be held at Sialkot, Nowshehra, Peshawar, Swat, Multan, or Hyderabad Sindh, plus such talent hunting schemes are useless when it's happening once at a time, like ECB conducts its county games according to divisions i.e. North, South etc, the same way they should had conducted this talent hunt thing. In this way vacant placed cricket grounds were fully utilized instead of concentrating in one city for whole over Pakistan.


Vacant placed cricketing facilities

Since no international cricket is being played in Pakistan, than its better to let it be upgrade, look at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, the work on its pavilion is still unfinished, National Stadium in Karachi, its short of capacity for a city vastly spanned, maybe it was suitable for the city till 1996 but now city has spanned alot but still its seating arrangements are not upto the mark, big-screen is also ill-placed on the ground level, a major-overhaul is required specially at NSK, but apart from that, new cricketing venues are also required, and refurbishment of existing ones specially at Hyderabad Sindh is required, else it'd be used as marriage halls or/and helipads.


Winning the trust

Winning the trust of Pakistani investors is a big thing, and that could only be done while completing the projects on time plus making this domestic tournaments as a successful package! Already this current domestic Faysal Bank T20 Super 8 2011 tournament was a big success as every team had its own sponsor, therefore sponsors are willing but on the same time, they're reluctant because of the ill-management and corruption in the cricket board, such thing should be stopped! When domestic tournaments would be a successful package, they (the PCB) will get reserves for upgrading their existing infrastructures.


Why am I still sarcastic?

Because I am not seeing a plan, vision and/or guidelines on which they are working/moving/crawling, they just know how to cry on spilled milk, but are not willing to work out on the reasons! Things are really creepy in the jungle of PCB (as they are running the organization as the rule of the jungle). Atleast when they're about to leave the seats, they should do something good for the country, for goodness sakes! Before they came into power, Pakistan had some say in cricketing world, Pakistan ranked in between 3 - 4 before 2008, both in tests and ODIs, apart from World T20 Event, no other ICC labeled trophy is shelved for Pakistan., during the same period India has one T20 event in 2007 and one 50 over Cricket World Cup under their name. Plus I personally feel, next year's World T20 event is again gonna go under the name of India as Sri Lanka is familiar for Indians, as they already had last year's Asia Cup played at Dambulla under their belts, whereas no planning whatsoever from Pakistan's end can be seen, as last time when these two teams met, Dhoni was captaining the side both at Sri Lanka and Mohali but this time when Pakistan's gonna play in Sri Lanka, it'd be Misbah's turn to wear the cap of Skipper, no stability whatsover, 3 players already in court rooms (the famous trio), the fourth one (Kaneria) going to do the same. I feel they are in spot of bother when it comes to planning for future, they just want to complete their time, already they're showing their grievances when ICC showed them some recommendations to apply. Some of them I felt were logical, but still for it they're willing to take dictations, than what can I say!


Peace!

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