Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Engro Corporation. This Memorandum of Understanding was signed to create the Engro Cricket Coaching Project as part of the PCB Pathway Cricket Programme for grassroots cricket development.
According to a press release, the Engro Cricket Coaching Project will provide foreign mentoring to skilled, young cricketers in numerous cricket disciplines with the sponsorship of Rs 80 million annually.
The MoU was signed at the National Stadium Karachi by PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja and CEO Engro Energy, Ahsan Zafar Syed.
On the association, Ramiz Raza said, “It’s a huge project. From here we will get superstars. In the process whatever we need, Engro will support us. The 100-best idea is that your under-13, under-17 and under-19 kids will be properly groomed and their techniques will be changed.”
“It’s an expensive project. If you are to produce the world’s best youngsters you need money. So Engro has helped us and we will try to live up to its expectations as far as delivery is concerned. This project will be properly handled and we will introduce a new lot which will be exceptional. You can experiment with the kids at this level. The kids will be provided education, stipends, equipment and an environment which will help them be successful,” Ramiz concluded.
According to Ahsan, Pakistan is the world’s fifth-youngest country, with 65 per cent of its population being under the age of 35.
“It’s important to focus their energy on a productive and healthy side and I think there is no healthier activity than sports,” Ahsan said.