To improve the quality of the domestic cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is looking to revamp the domestic structure. The suggested model includes shutting the departmental cricket with all the three forms of the game witnessing six regions competing against each other. The model has got a nod from the Prime Minister and former cricketer Imran Khan.
Pakistan's legendary cricketer Younis Khan
However, former captain and a legend of the country, Younis Khan was found extremely displeased with the idea of spurning departments. The 41-year old was found spotlighting the case of the United Bank Limited (UBL) as he feels that a thorough backup plan would be needed. Bringing to light the financial side of the model, the Khyber Pakthunkhwa born also discussed the potential financial woes as many cricketers are salaried employees of the departments.
“Whoever proposed this system needs to be questioned. Last year, UBL’s team was demobilized and I being the captain of the side tried my best to save the team. Now, HBL has followed the path of the UBL. Such a decision would need a strong backup plan,” said by the mentor of Peshawar Zalmi.