Karachi Kings to develop youth academy system for aspiring cricketers

Published: February 18, 2016


Salman Iqbal, owner of HBL PSL team Karachi Kings, officially announced on Wednesday that the team will undertake major steps this year to develop a youth system for Karachi-based cricket players.

Under the new proposal, the franchise will initiate three additional teams named Karachi Kings XI, Karachi Kings under-19 and Karachi Kings under-15. This would allow young aspiring cricketers to receive proper training and will provide them with a chance to represent senior domestic and national sides.

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The Karachi Kings XI will comprise of players selected and trained for the main Karachi Kings team and will have a chance to play in local tournaments.

Other than that, players selected for Karachi Kings under-15 and Karachi Kings under-19 will also receive school and college scholarships by the franchise to ensure equal concentration on studies alongside cricket.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Farru
    Feb 18, 2016 - 3:41PM

    Just wow. This will help bring real change in grooming talent for Pakistan national team.Recommend

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