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PM Imran Khan approves framework for school & domestic cricket in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday took a presentation on Domestic Cricket in Pakistan, with a special focus on School Cricket.

The presentation was made by the Chairman of Central Punjab Cricket Association (CPCA) Abdullah Khan Sumbal.

The prime minister appreciated the model developed by the CPCA, an organization that works under the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The prime minister approved the Framework for School Cricket in particular and Domestic Cricket in general and advised the CPCA to implement the Model in its entirety and get the Framework replicated all over Pakistan strategically

Imran Khan asserted his total support to the School Cricket Championship beginning in Central Punjab from September 15 and stated that School Cricket had immense potential to generate and groom real cricketing talent.

The Chief Secretary Punjab highlighted the significant role of the Punjab government in this major initiative.

The meeting was also attended by the Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr. Fehmida Mirza, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Political Communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PCB Wasim Khan, and the CEO CPCA Khurram Niazi.

Meanwhile, in a Tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan urged all provinces to focus on reviving sports and providing sports facilities to youth.

The prime minister said that 870 schools and 231 college grounds, and 355 sports facilities have been developed across Punjab.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also thanked Ehsan Mani for his contribution to cricket in Pakistan during his three years tenure as the Chairman PCB.

Imran Khan appreciated his setting up of a regional domestic cricket structure in the Country and his role in bringing back international cricket teams to Pakistan.

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