Saeed ap­pointed Di­rec­tor De­vel­op­ment Cricket in SBP

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

LA­HORE—Off spin­ner Saeed Aj­mal has been ap­pointed Di­rec­tor De­vel­op­ment Cricket in Sports Board Pun­jab (SBP) to iden­tify young and po­ten­tial play­ers at grass­roots level.

Saeed Aj­mal, who has been con­ferred with Si­tara-e-Im­tiaz for his crick­et­ing ser­vices, has been as­signed du­ties to su­per­vise cricket acad­e­mies, re­vival of grounds and ad­min­is­tra­tive af­fairs in Pun­jab as part of de­vel­op­ment of youth pro­gramme.

The renowned spin­ner will also over­see growth of cricket in schools, col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties and will play a role in lo­cat­ing tal­ented play­ers at pri­mary and mid­dle school level.

“We have given re­spon­si­bil­ity to Saeed keep­ing an eye on fu­ture of Pak­istan cricket and we are confident to get ben­e­fit from his ex­per­tise in the game “, said Us­man An­war, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, SBP, while talk­ing to APP on Thurs­day.

He said SBP is tak­ing all out mea­sures to re­vive the cul­ture of sports in the prov­ince and hold­ing of youth in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­vals and other events were part of it.

“Now we are fo­cus­ing on our ma­jor sports in which we had a glit­ter­ing past and hir­ing of Saeed is part of our cricket de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme to spot cricket talent at early level and to groom it un­der a long term plan.”

“We are rich in cricket talent and we will evolve a sys­tem to have a reser­voir of young tal­ented crick­eters to broaden the base of the game and to serve a pipe line to pro­duce fin­ish prod­ucts for our ju­nior cricket teams “,said the DG,SBP.—APP

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