Karachi: After recent meetings with the PCB chairman, Najam Sethi and Quetta Gladiators owner, Nadeem Omar, the president of the regional Cricket association (RCA) Quetta, Murad Ismail is hopeful that cricketing matters of the ‘deprived’ region would get better with time.
Talking to this correspondent, Murad Ismail said he will formally request the Baluchistan government for a piece of land to develop an appropriate facility in the province.
“I have had detailed meetings with Najam Sethi and Nadeem Omar and both have agreed to provide financial support to establish a stadium and academy in Baluchistan.
I will soon meet relevant provincial government officials to get their patronage as well”, Murad Ismail said.
“By February next year we will atleast chalk out the initial plan in this regard”, Murad Ismail hoped
Murad Ismail also negated the impression that the province lacked talent, adding that a number of Baluchistan players would be seen in the national U19 outfit.
On regional players’ inclusion in PSL franchise, Quetta Gladiators, the (RCA) Quetta president said he recently had a detailed sitting with Gladiators’ owners Nadeem Omar to clear misunderstandings on this matter.
“Quetta will pick five U19 players from the region and keep them in their fold. Two of them will travel with the team to UAE to gain valuable experience during the upcoming PSL”, Murad Ismail said.
“The foremost aim of our region is to graduate to the first-class level. From there, I believe, the players will frequently get noticed”, Murad Ismail concluded.
The Quetta Gladiators’ owner, Nadeem Omar shared the same sentiments for the region, saying that he would play his role for the betterment of Cricket in Baluchistan.
“We will soon travel to Baluchistan to pick a bunch of young players to train them with Quetta Gladiators”, Nadeem Omar said.
“We have also invited Quetta regions officials and selectors to oversee the trials with us. We all are on the same page for the development of the infrastructure in Baluchistan”, Nadeem Omar concluded.