Ajmal named Development Cricket Director

LAHORE: The Sports Board Punjab has appointed off-spinner Saeed Ajmal as its Development Cricket Director to look for young and potential players at the grassroots.

The board has assigned the responsibility to him to supervise cricket academies, revival of grounds and administrative affairs in the Punjab as part of development of a youth programme.

Ajmal will also oversee growth of cricket in schools, colleges and universities and play a role in locating talented players at the primary and middle school level.

Board sources said on Monday that they were taking all-out measures to revive the culture of sports in the province and hold youth international festivals and other events.

“We are focusing on our major sports in which we had a glittering past and hiring of Saeed is part of our cricket development programme to spot cricket talent at early level and groom it under a long-term plan,” the sources added. –Business Recorder