LAHORE: A total of 270 boys from across the country will be engaged in National U13 and National U16 tournaments in Karachi and Multan from Friday, January 14.
The participating players will have a massive and unprecedented incentive to pursue during the tournament as up to 40 top performers from the two events will secure year-long contracts with monthly retainers.
As these youngsters have the potential to become future stars and win games for Pakistan, the PCB will be investing in them at an early age to secure them financially while also developing their complete personality, including cricketing skills and providing education to them.
The players will be coached by a panel of high performance coaches in summer camps at the NHPC Lahore (National High Performance Centre) and academies across the country. Academic scholarships will also be provided to these players.
Twelve teams will participate in the National U16 One-Day Tournament 2021-22 (45 overs) which will be played at five venues in Multan from January 14 to 25. The teams have been divided into two pools with all six Cricket Associations fielding two sides (one in each pool).
Balochistan, Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern, Sindh and Southern Punjab Whites will form Pool A while Balochistan, Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern, Sindh and Southern Punjab Blues will constitute Pool B.
The top sides from each pool will compete in the January 25 final which will be played at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
Six teams will participate in the National U13 One-Day Tournament 2021-22 (25 overs) which will be played at three venues in Karachi from January 14 to 24.
One side each from Balochistan, Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern, Sindh and Southern Punjab will compete in the group stage, each team will play the other once in the round-robin format.
The top sides will proceed to compete in the January 24 final which will be played at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi.