The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have made progress in their discussions, aiming to formalize an agreement later this year, as revealed by PCB management committee Chairman, Zaka Ashraf.
A major aspect of this agreement is ensuring that the Big Bash League and Pakistan Super League don’t clash in their schedules. They’re striving to organize these prominent T20 leagues on separate dates to avoid conflicts and allow fans to enjoy both without any overlaps.
Another crucial part of this understanding involves making it easier for players to move between leagues. They plan to streamline the process by granting No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for players participating in each other’s leagues. This aims to create a smoother transition and cooperation between the PCB and Cricket Australia.
Moreover, Cricket Australia has shown interest in supporting the training of Pakistani curators. The plan involves Pakistani curators receiving specialized training in Australia to improve their skills in preparing pitches back home. This collaboration aims to enhance the quality and consistency of playing surfaces in Pakistan.
Additionally, both boards are exploring the possibility of scheduling tours for U19, Women’s teams, and A teams between the two countries.
This arrangement aims to provide emerging cricketers exposure to diverse playing conditions. Australian players will gain insights into Asian conditions, while young Pakistani cricketers will get accustomed to the bouncy tracks of Australia.