LAHORE Renowned cricket promoter and head of Sayid Paper Mills Cricket Authority Aizad Hussain Sayid has emphasised that effective long-term planning was being needed to develop sports at grass root level. Speaking to the media at the inauguration of Youth Stags Cricket Academy as chief guest, he said: There is no shortage of sports talents or patrons in the country. But the need of hour is to bring all those concerned at one platform, he added. Former ODI Cricketer Shahid Anwar, who represented Pakistan under Wasim Akram in the Texaco Trophy in 80s, has been appointed by Sayid Paper Stags - a branch of Sayid Paper Mills (SPM) Cricket Authority - to run Under-14 Youth Stags Cricket Academy that was declared open at Ali Garh Ground, Model Town C & D Block, Lahore. The main objective of the academy is to provide safe and healthy atmosphere to youth besides skills of cricket. The flair of academies - a superb venture of SPM head Aizad Sayid - comprised international qualified coaches, visiting doctor, bowling machines, video analyst, physio and trainers, exercise machines, outdoor activities, summer camp, etc. Meanwhile, Pakistan Veteran Cricket Association (PVCA)s Chief Executive Officer Ashiq Qureshi, MTFA President Mian Rizwan and Advocate SC Saud Cheema congratulated Aizad for splendid work and praised his heroic work. The selected players are being asked to contact head coach Shahid Anwar for the fulfillment of relevant documents.