Following is the standard procedure we follow for PDP
Players Development Program (PDP)
PDP Season 1
In the first year 113,000 people registered and gave trials in 8 cities of Punjab: Bahawalpur, Multan, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi & Lahore. 8 teams (each team had 15 players) were formed which led to a tournament in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore and Faisalabad emerged victorious.
The best 16 players were then given a chance to play with the best Australian Leagues like Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers in Australia. Moreover, Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous bowler was found from Rawalpindi in the first season who went on to train in Lord’s and signed a contract with MCC. Along with that, 4 players from PDP went on to join the Lahore Qalandars squad for PSL.
PDP Season 2
Like the previous year, the best 16 players were given a chance to play in Australia with Australian Leagues with the inclusion of one more franchise; Hobart Hurricanes. Like in the previous year, another player from PDP was added in Lahore Qalandars squad for PSL. Furthermore, 4 best players from PDP also signed contracts with the best cricket clubs in Sydney like Hawkesbury Cricket Club, Paramatta Cricket Club and Western Suburbs Cricket Club.
PDP Season 3
Sports is the future for the world and what Lahore Qalandars is doing is amazing. I wish them all the best in developing players through their Player Development Program.
I’m so delighted to see this initiate develop and seeing these magnificent young sports people to do so well and come back with such wonderful results.
It’s a fantastic concept that Lahore Qalandars has launched. It was great to see many youngsters last year who came to Australia. Lahore Qalandars initiative is going to provide a great opportunity to more youngsters to become professional cricketers.
I appreciate Lahore Qalandars for coming up with such an initiative. We saw last year that youngsters came out in huge numbers. It feels great to see the passion of youngsters for the game and the credit goes to Lahore Qalandars for providing them a platform.