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.
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.