OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) President Khawaja Nadeem Ahmad has beseeched the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to empower regional bodies for the revival of domestic cricket by providing them sufficient financial assistance to put club cricket on the right track. Talking to media men here on Wednesday, he said: "It is the right time when PCB can play important role in boosting club cricket which is being badly neglected and Pakistan are unable to produce players like Hanif Muhammad, Imtiaz Ahmed, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and many more. The PCB should come forward to boost club cricket as regional bodies alone cannot organise comprehensive activity plan with their own resources". Reading out the suggestions for the PCB, Nadeem said his suggestions purely focused on club cricket which was not playing its due role in promoting club cricket. "Apart from Lahore and Karachi, the remaining regional bodies of the country cannot get the due attention of sponsors and in such circumstances, only PCB can lend a hand by providing necessary funds for organising cricket at early level," he added. He further said that he would soon meet former Test cricketer Abdul Qadir to discuss the problems being faced by clubs. He further suggested the PCB should have form a committee to monitor club cricket activities organised by the LCCA and financially assisted by the PCB to have a check and balance system. "Our main concern is to see clubs engaged in regular cricket activities and we hope that the PCB will give a due consideration to this demand," said LCCA President. Kh Nadeem said the association was stressing on the revival of club cricket which was the back bone of entire cricket structure. "We are mobilising all resources which are available with us and have contributed Rs 1.2million from my own pocket for the renovation of a local cricket ground," he said. To a query, he replied that he enjoyed the support and cooperation of all the affiliated zones and was thankful to them for having faith in him to take decisions for the betterment of cricket in the country. On another question, he answered: All the teams of Lahore for Under-19, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and Under-23 national tournaments are being selected in a transparent manner through a performance-based formula. Now, we will make the selection of the team to public in due course of time to prove that nothing went wrong in the selection process".