The National High-Performance Centre (NHPC), that was restructured as a part of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and united the National Cricket Academy (NCA) along with its subcategories of the domestic cricket, is expected to uplift the domestic cricket in Pakistan.
Saeed Ajmal, the ex-Pakistan leg-spinner, believes that the High-Performance Centre, seeking the structural change this time, will come positive for the domestic cricket.
The Centre has employed Mushtaq Ahmed and Grant Bradburn as the Head of International Player Development and Head of High-Performance Coaching respectively. Saeed thinks it shall be divisional giving the top privilege to top divisions.
National High-Performance Centre will uplift the domestic cricket in Pakistan: Saeed Ajmal hopes
“There have been many changes in the past but there hasn’t been a positive outcome. This time there has been a structural change that saw the NHPC established. Nadeem Khan, Mushtaq, and Bradburn are experienced so I have my hopes pinned on them to turn things around,” he told Geo Super.
“There should be a division system where those that are talented move in Division One while those that do not could be placed in Division Two. Then those in the first division should be prioritized for selection. This would give cricketers an incentive,” he said.
Saeed Ajmal also thinks that the central contracts shall be granted for an increment in the remuneration.
“Domestic cricketers should be given central contracts along with an increase in their remuneration to provide the incentive,” he said.
“In addition, the system of departmental cricket should be restored as it will help with the employment of cricketers and coaches that lost their jobs because of it.”