Pakistan’s domestic cricket is set to undergo a major revamp as the new proposed system includes the end of departmental cricket with regional teams becoming the mainstay. With the backing of former cricketer and current Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to adopt this new system.
However, the idea has attracted backlash as a huge chunk of cricketers and cricket enthusiasts believe that PCB will have to cover many angles before implementing such a mechanism. After Javed Miandad, the latest man to raise his concerns over the regional structure is wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal.
Shedding light on the matter, the 37-year old cricketer added that Pakistan cannot follow the Australian domestic structure as a system catering 20 million people cannot guarantee success for a country with a population over 200 million.
The Peshawar Zalmi player also highlighted the financial difficulties of cricketers which are visible as departments are shutting down their cricket teams. It remains to be seen how the governing body of Pakistan cricket counters such issues as the problems have already started revolving around domestic cricket.