For the first time in history, players taking part in the inter-city tournament will receive match fees along with a daily allowance. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a match fee of PKR 5,000 and has also taken the responsibility for their travel and accommodation.
These decisions have been made according to PCB’s policy of incentivizing and attracting new young players and creating a professional cricketing environment in the country.
PCB has also appointed new and upcoming coaches for all the inter-city teams, selected through a stringent recruitment process. All the coaches have qualified various coaching levels of PCB and are aligned according to the coaching philosophy of the National High Performance Center (NHPC).
According to details, the majority of the 93 coaches employed in the tournament are former first-class and international cricketers who have been integrated into the system by the PCB in order to provide them with employment opportunities. PCB is hopeful that these coaches will be able to move up the ladder and coach in the domestic circuit in the future along with helping the younger generation to hone their craft.
The tournament will be held after a break of two years as it was postponed due to the disbandment of regional cricket associations and it faced further postponement due to the Covid-19 situation in the country.
The tournament is scheduled to begin from 16 July in Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh Cricket Association jurisdictions. Matches of the Balochistan and Southern Punjab-leg will start on 24 July, while Northern-phase matches will commence on 27 July.