LAHORE: Poor reaction from clubs throughout the country has forced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to extend the target date for clubs’ enrollment till April 8.
Though the PCB in a news release on Monday specified that the feedback from the clubs is motivating as 1362 have looked for registration with 2 days still remaining before the target date upright March 24, the due date was reached April 8.
On comparing the number of 1362 simply with the variety of clubs that featured in the last Fazal Mahmood Mug organised by the PCB in 2018, it was discovered to be 3,147 with 2,182 energetic clubs and 965 non-active. It implies more than 59 percent of the clubs which had participated in the Fazal Mahmood Mug are yet to obtain the enrollment.
A former PCB authorities on the problem of privacy informed Dawn that half of the clubs in the 2018 Fazal Mahmood Mug were located to be phony. Though they included in the event, they had no internet practice system in place.
The ex-official added that the fake clubs had been determined as well as a listing hereof was available with the PCB. It may be discussed below that PCB’s incumbent basic supervisor domestic Junaid Zia was also associated with arranging the 2018 Fazal Mahmood Cup.
“Junaid Zia need to be recognizing the checklist of those clubs recognized as bogus. I fear if the clubs are not purely scrutinised prior to they are backed, most of these [fake] clubs will certainly be signed up and they will even prevail over real clubs in the city associations’ events,” he stated.
On the other hand, the hefty fees taken care of by the PCB for the registration of clubs and also for their elections, plus a variety of abnormal problems for them like having a National Tax Number (NTN), bank account and also only on-line system for obtaining the enrollment may be the factors behind the inadequate response from clubs.
It may be pointed out here that the PCB due to its inappropriate policies kept the club cricket and also district/city cricket suspended for two years as well as now it made a decision to open up the enrollment for clubs.
A number of authorities running club cricket have actually raised their voices against the procedure of club registration. Almost another year needs to finish the elections of the city cricket associations which suggests the whole three-year tenure of incumbent PCB headed by Ehsan Mani as well as president Wasim Khan will end without the residential framework getting functional under the new constitution of the Board.
In addition, the online mode of the enrollment might additionally be producing problems as all the clubs operating in far flung locations across Pakistan might not have computer system as well as net facilities which are readily available in major cities like Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad or Rawalpindi.
The PCB press release provided on Monday likewise indicated that clubs are dealing with troubles as well as they required quality regarding the registration process.
“This big variety of applications submitted in the past 4 days is attributed to the PCB officials’ meetings with various club delegations from various parts of the nation. In these conferences, the club owners looked for clarity as well as explanation, initially on the registration procedure as well as on some write-ups of the version constitution,” checked out journalism launch.
The release additionally stated: “Since the start of the two-week online enrollment procedure on March 10, the PCB has actually received over 1,362 applications, which are currently being assessed by the PCB. In the following stage of the registration process, the successful club head of states will certainly obtain one more on the internet link on their registered e-mail address where they will certainly have the ability to send additional info associating with subscription and also players groups.
“The choice to extend the deadline has actually been taken adhering to demands from a lot of club proprietors, that are in the procedure of finishing their demands, in addition to on the basis that in the past 4 days 862 applications have been obtained online,” included the PCB launch.