In a bid to continue to strengthen the cricketing foundations in the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) joins hands with Faysal Bank Limited (FBL) for the promotion of the PCB Grassroots Cricket Development Program.
Through this partnership, Faysal Bank will support the PCB Grassroots Cricket Development Program. This program will sponsor both domestic and foreign coaches and world-class coaching clinics, which will help to identify and groom young talented cricketers across Pakistan. These coaches will also share with our young cricketers their vast playing and coaching experience and knowledge from around the cricketing world.
“Diversity and Inclusion are a part of our core ethos, which entails grooming young talent and engagement on a positive and sustainable basis. The intent has always been to further strengthen the infrastructure for opportunities and development of the youth across all segments of society as we have immense talent that remains untapped,” said Yousaf Hussain, President & CEO of Faysal Bank Limited at a promotion event recently held at a local hotel in Karachi.
Speaking on the occasion, Hussain applauded the efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board towards the nurturing of talent in Pakistan and expressed the Faysal Bank’s keen intent to aggressively support the board in this remarkable initiative.
Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Ramiz Raja said, “I am delighted to welcome Faysal Bank on board. One of the core objectives of the Pakistan Cricket Board is to strengthen the cricket base in the country by providing state-of-the-art facilities and the desired knowledge to cricketers from a very young so they are groomed into top-notch cricketers, who are ready to serve the country at the international stage.”
He further said, “Through this partnership, we will develop a strong grassroots structure to help our up-and-coming cricketers and bring foreign coaches into our domestic cricket who will impart their vast knowledge and depth about the game. It is vital to have coaches – who have coached and played around the world – at the domestic level as that is where a player is fine-tuned and graduates to the international level.”
Along with Ramiz Raja, the event was attended by the PCB Board of Directors, Senior Management of FBL, dignitaries from the corporate world and other legendary cricketers. The guests were excited at the prospect, potential and promise of the program and hoped to see great outcomes as a result of it.