LAHORE-Former firstclass cricketer Saqib Naqeeb has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to focus absolutely on home cricket after conducting the league spherical of {Pakistan Super League} (Pakistan Super League-5) efficiently in several cities.

The previous cricketer has credit score of introducing quick bowler Mohammad Amir when he was simply 11 years previous, as he introduced him to Rawalpindi from Gujjar Khan and helped in reworking this real expertise into worldwide star with the in a position help of coach Asif Bajwa at his academy. In an interview with The Nation on Saturday, Saqib lauded the function of the PCB in conducting the league spherical of Pakistan Super League-5 professionally in several cities of the nation, the place it motivated the youth in direction of this recreation of gents.

“Here in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which used to be the production house of international cricketers, cricketing activities at club level have now suffered a lot due to non-availability of cricket grounds especially in Rawalpindi for the commoners, who are usually more talented and gifted than the kids of rich and elite class. There is a dire need to promote and facilitate such talented cricketers as well as club cricket and also to improve the infrastructure, so that the genuine talent may get the due rights to deliver and excel at higher level. The more they chances they get at higher level, the better cricket stars the country will produce, which will serve it at international level,” he added.

Recalling his golden period, the previous cricketer stated that there was a time when faculties and faculties was the nurseries of extremely proficient gamers, from the place the nation used to get the greats like Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad, Ramiz Raja, Muhammad Waseem, Azhar Mahmood, and many others. “Pakistan can’t change into worldwide champion in all of the codecs until we focus absolutely on college, faculty and college cricket and correctly organise membership stage tournaments often and supply them with correct services and possibilities to showcase their expertise to additional excel.

“There’s additionally dire have to strengthen home cricket, making it more difficult and result-oriented whereas the infrastructure must also be improved as these the one methods to convey our cricket to prime stage and produce fighters, who might compete for the nation bravely, using all their energies and carry on successful glories for it on common foundation,” he asserted.

When requested whether or not he is able to payback in any given function to the nation, which gave him title and fame, Saqib replied: “I have already serving the country by assisting many clubs and cricketers financially to support the talent to excel in their field. I have so many plans in my mind to bring cricket of twin cities to the highest level and if provided with any role in the new PCB’s setup, I will do my best to make this region once again a production house of international cricket stars.”